About the Authors

Geneviève M. C. Labbé

Affiliations Oxitec Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom, Division of Biology, Imperial College London Silwood Park, Ascot, United Kingdom

Derric D. Nimmo

Affiliation Oxitec Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom

Luke Alphey


Affiliations Oxitec Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

Those authors affiliated to Oxitec Limited (as noted in the author list) are employees or sponsored students of this company, which therefore provided salary and other support for the research program. Also, all these employees have shares or share options in Oxitec Ltd.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GMCL DDN LA. Performed the experiments: GMCL. Analyzed the data: GMCL DDN LA. Wrote the paper: GMCL DDN LA.