Scientists use gene modification to create malaria-immune mosquito

07/19/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Genetically modified mosquitoes that cannot be infected by malaria-causing parasites may be the key to eradicating the disease, U.S. scientists report in the journal PLoS Pathogens. Researchers say they successfully bred mosquitoes with an altered insulin-production gene that subsequently demonstrated 100% immunity to malaria parasites.

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