For GM mosquitoes

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20 Mar 2007

Good news in the fight against malaria. Scientists have shown, at least in principle, that genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes could help quell the disease. Scientists in the lab have created a malaria-resistant mosquito that can better survive than those carrying the disease. According to a BBC online article:

“GM mosquitoes that interfered with development of the malaria parasite would make it more difficult for the organism to become re-established after it had been eradicated from a target area, they said.”

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