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Oxitec trials GM sterile moth to combat agricultural infestations

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  • 08 September 2015

    In the version of this article initially published, trials with a genetically modified moth were described as the first to be used in agriculture. The first were in Arizona testing a GM insect to control pink bollworm, a pest of cotton. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.

  • 01 September 2015

    In the August 2015 issue, in the article “Microbial cocktails join fecal transplants in IBD treatment trials,” IBD was identified as irritable bowel disease, rather than inflammatory bowel disease. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article. In the same issue, in the article “Oxitec trials GM sterile moth to combat agricultural infestations,” trials with a genetically modified moth were described as the first to be used in agriculture.

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Waltz, E. Oxitec trials GM sterile moth to combat agricultural infestations. Nat Biotechnol 33, 792–793 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt0815-792c

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