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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Be Released in Keys This Spring

4 years ago by Tim Elfrink
In the lab, the genetically modified mosquito larvae glow green and red to help researchers track them. The bugs' DNA has been tweaked with a killer gene that will wipe out the next generation of blood-suckers before they can latch onto humans. Millions of the scientifically created bugs are released...
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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Probably Headed to Florida Keys to Fight Zika

3 years ago by Tim Elfrink
The bad news: Zika is coming to Florida. On Friday, two new cases of the virus linked to serious birth defects were reported in the state, and scientists believe it could spread rapidly come summer as mosquito populations explode. And we're still a long way away from a vaccine for...
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Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Keep Dengue Fever Away From Key West?

7 years ago by Chris Sweeney
Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Keep Dengue Fever Away From Key West?
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Florida GOP Chair Is Consulting With Groups Linked to White Nationalists

2 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
The modern anti-immigrant movement in America was largely created by white nationalists and eugenicists. One of the nation's loudest voices is a group called the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, which was founded in 1979 by John Tanton, a doctor who believed in eugenics. Tanton received funding from his...
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Seven Unmissable Films at Miami Film Festival 2019

3 months ago by Juan Antonio Barquin
This Changes Everything. This year, Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival takes a big risk with its opening night film. Generally a place for celebratory, uplifting cinema, the first movie to screen at the festival’s centerpiece venue, the storied Olympia Theater, is a documentary that wags its finger at the...
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Videos Show Dirty Stormwater Pumped Into Biscayne Bay and Swallowed by Manatee

3 months ago by Jessica Lipscomb
On a cloudy Tuesday morning in South Beach, a man stands on a seawall at the edge of Biscayne Bay. Wind whips through the air, causing the water to ripple. A manatee nuzzles its face against a stormwater outfall pipe, and a plume of black, dirty water washes over it.
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FDA Reviewing Genetically Modified Mosquitoes for Potential Release in Key West

7 years ago by Chris Sweeney
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing a proposal from a British biotechnology firm asking to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes.If the FDA green lights the "new animal drug" application, quaint and quirky Key West will become the hub of controversial experiment...
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Free Don Cosme Organic Tequila at Milam's Market

8 years ago by David Minsky
Health nuts rejoice! It looks like liquor companies are embracing the organic craze sweeping the food industry. Don Cosme Tequila is the newest member of the tequila family to make its way to Florida, as well as the newest member of the organic tequila club.Don Cosme has been distilling this...
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Five Signs the Florida Democratic Party Still Doesn't Get It

5 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
This was supposed to be the Florida Democrats' year. The blue wave was cresting. Andrew Gillum was a strong candidate for governor. Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott were grotesque, cretinous candidates and seemingly awful human beings. Everything looked so easy.
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The Weirdest Inventions Peddled by the Miami Beach Firm Tied to Trump's New Attorney General

6 months ago by Brittany Shammas
At World Patent Marketing, every idea was a winner. The now-defunct Miami Beach-based scam invention company, which employed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker as a paid advisory board member, greenlighted virtually everything it was pitched. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission found that sales reps were instructed to turn down an...

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