Genetically Engineered Malaria-Proof Mosquitos (RT @alanlupsha)

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Sat, Jul 24th, 2010 15:00 by capnasty NEWS

The BBC reports on the success of University of Arizona scientists in genetically engineering a malaria-resistant mosquito by introducing a gene that affected the insect's gut, meaning the malaria parasite could not develop. The researchers say that the ultimate goal is to tackle the root cause of malaria's spread by releasing the parasite-proof mosquitoes into the environment in order to put an end to the global killer.

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