Intrexon CEO: I Would Not Go To Brazil

Published: Mar 22, 2016

With just five months until the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, there are plenty of reasons for both athletes and visitors alike to be wary. CNBC's Power Lunch sat down with Intrexon CEO Randal Kirk, and discussed severity of the Zika virus and dangers ahead in Brazil. Melissa Lee asked Mr. Kirk whether or not he would visit Brazil. Without question he said, "I would not go." Mr. Kirk's biotechnology company, Intrexon, has started combating the infected mosquitoes with an advanced genetic solution called Oxitec; or sterile mosquito mates.

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