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There are about 1,000 genetically engineered mosquitoes in each pot. Guilherme Trivellato of the biotech company Oxitec prepares to release them in Piracicaba, Brazil, in the hope of reducing the spread of Zika and other viruses. Catherine Osborn/for NPR hide caption

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How Could Releasing More Mosquitoes Help Fight Zika?

A biotech company says its genetically engineered mosquitoes could help Brazil and other countries fight the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread Zika and other viruses.

There are about 1,000 genetically engineered mosquitoes in each pot. Guilherme Trivellato of the biotech company Oxitec prepares to release them in Piracicaba, Brazil, in the hope of reducing the spread of Zika and other viruses. Catherine Osborn/for NPR hide caption

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How Could Releasing More Mosquitoes Help Fight Zika?

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How Could Releasing More Mosquitoes Help Fight Zika?

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Country singer Margo Price's debut solo album, Midwest Farmer's Daughter, draws on her personal experiences of hard times. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Midwest Farmer's Daughter,' Margo Price Hits Her Breaking Point — And Big Break

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Eva Vega-Olds on her wedding day in May 2009 with her father, Leonardo Vega. As he walked her down the aisle, he cracked a joke in their family's characteristic sarcasm, telling her: "It's my day. I finally get rid of you." Courtesy of Eva Vega-Olds hide caption

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Just Days Before Her Father Died, She Told Him What He Meant To Her

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