Solution at Last on the Malaria Epidemic


Scientists at Imperial College London are celebrating a breakthrough in a new approach to tackling malaria after 8 years of research. For the first time ever, researchers have managed to genetically engineer mosquitoes so that when they breed, there is a strong bias to producing males in their off-springs. In test cases, the mosquito population died out after 5 or 6 generations because of the lack of females. It is the female that carries the malaria parasite and while this research is in the early stages, it’s been widely welcomed.

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