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Scientists test biotech mosquitoes for malaria control in Africa

Geneticist Andrea Crisanti, from the Imperial College London, has been working on altering the gene drives of mosquitoes for many years, and in 2011 he and his partner were able to insert a gene into the mosquito genome that spread to over 85% of the insects' descendants. Crisanti is working with the non-profit international research group Target Malaria to test the efficacy of these biotech mosquitoes in Africa for malaria control.

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