13-08-2014 04:31 AM | USA

Genetically modified flies 'could save crops'

A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off could be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.

These male mutant flies have a lethal gene which interrupts female development.

They were trialled in a greenhouse resulting in "population collapse".

If released into the wild, they could prevent damage to crops in a way that is cheap, and environmentally friendly, according to the researchers.
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