Beginning next year, millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Florida Keys and in Houston, Texas in an attempt to battle insect-born diseases such as Zika and Dengue Fever.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans on starting the project on World Mosquito Day, which is Thursday, August 20.

The EPA approved a British biotechnology company that develops GMO insects to assist in insect control called Oxitec to run the project.

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