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This work was supported by Guangdong Innovative Research Team Program (no. 2011S009), and Scientific and Technological Leading Talents of Guangzhou Development District (no. 2013L-P116).
Y.L. and Z.X. are affiliated with Guangzhou Wolbaki Biotech Co., Ltd. This does not alter our adherence to all Nature policies.
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Li, Y., Baton, L.A., Zhang, D. et al. Reply to: Issues with combining incompatible and sterile insect techniques. Nature 590, E3–E5 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-03165-9