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Genetic Engineering Spurs New Hope in Malaria Fight


Genetic Engineering Spurs New Hope in Malaria Fight
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Scientists have managed to wipe out a population of mosquitoes in a laboratory using a type of genetic engineering known as a gene drive. The intervention prevented the females from reproducing and caused the entire population to die off. Scientists hope the method can be transferred from the lab to the real world to tackle mosquito populations that spread diseases like malaria, as Henry Ridgwell reports.

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