Malaria-proof mosquito engineered

BBC: Scientists in the US have succeeded in genetically engineering a malaria-resistant mosquito. The researchers, from the University of Arizona, introduced a gene that affected the insect's gut, meaning the malaria parasite could not develop. They report the advance, which also reduced the insects' lifespan, in the journal PLoS Pathogens. They say that the ultimate goal is to introduce malaria-resistant mosquitoes into the environment. Continue reading the main ......

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