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Sterilizing with Wolbachia is "natural" and thus reduces time-to-market versus a GMO-based solution.

The Verily folks are well aware of gene drives and CRISPR, but they're working to get a useful profitable product out to market, so they'll have more money to support that sort of R&D.

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