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Responsible Innovation and political accountability: genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil

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In this paper, we analyse the introduction of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in Brazil and use this case to probe the notion of Responsible Innovation and its applicability to the development of new public health biotechnologies in the global South. OX513A, a strain of GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes developed by the British firm Oxitec, has been used experimentally in Brazil since 2009, when it was imported into the country as a promising new tool in the fight against dengue. We discuss th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/23299460.2017.1326257

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de Campos, A More by this author
Hartley, S More by this author
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Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Social & Cultural Anthropology
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Responsible Innovation Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
5-23
Publication date:
2017-05-18
Acceptance date:
2017-04-25
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EISSN:
2329-9037
ISSN:
2329-9460
Pubs id:
pubs:696966
URN:
uri:91bb45e5-4f2e-4f74-a329-4e4dd30902ad
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uuid:91bb45e5-4f2e-4f74-a329-4e4dd30902ad
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pubs:696966

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