Created by genetic engineering, a mosquito that can’t catch malaria

By creating a genetically modified mosquito, scientists have interrupted the life cycle of the malaria parasite and rendered the insect incapable of transmitting the disease

A novel weapon in the battle against malaria has been developed by scientists: the malaria-proof mosquito. Researchers at the University of Arizona have created a genetically modified insect that is incapable of transmitting the disease to humans.The advance could lead to the release of modified mosquitoes into malarial regions of the world to prevent the transmission of one of the world’s biggest killers.

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