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Mosquitoes Modified With Infertility Genes In Bid To Stamp Out Malaria

Geo Beats
Geo Beats
In a bid to slow the spread of malaria through sub-Saharan Africa, a team of researchers has modified a species of mosquitoes so that it passes down infertility and spreads through populations.

A species of mosquito has been implanted with an infertility gene in a bid to reduce the spread of malaria.
Anopheles gambiae is one of the major carriers of the disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
Publishing in the journal Nature Biotechnology, researchers from Imperial College London genetically modified the species so that egg production in females is disrupted. 
According to a press release, "Within a few years, the spread could drastically reduc

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