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A Regulatory Structure for Working with Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: Lessons from Mexico

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Schematic representation of activity domains for the discovery and development of novel tools for public health.

Each circle represents an activity domain in which specific questions must be answered before a novel public health technology is adapted for use. The first domain, public health, generates the question of need. The scientific domain seeks to develop the novel products. The regulatory domain comprises those elements that are needed for statutory permission to deploy a novel product. Finally, the social domain must agree that the new product should be implemented. A successful project involves the finding the positive overlap of all of these domains.

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