20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes are getting released into a California city by a division of Google’s parent company

Verily, the life sciences branch of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), has started releasing millions of mosquitoes in California.

The team behind the project — made up of scientists from Verily, biotech company MosquitoMate, and Fresno County’s Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District — plans to set a million of the flying insects free each week for 20 weeks.

The mosquitoes are being released into two neighbourhoods in Fresno, California as part of a field study for the Debug Project, an initiative that aims tor decimate certain mosquito populations.

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