Tag: Mosquitoes’

Mutant mosquitoes ‘resist malaria’

Image copyright SPL US scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection. If the lab strategy works in the field, it could supply a new way of stopping the biting insects from spreading malaria to humans, they say. The scientists place a new “resistance” gene into the mosquito’s…


Engineering Mosquitoes’ Genes to Resist Malaria

In a basement on the Irvine campus of the University of California, behind a series of 5 protective doors, two teams of biologists have developed a novel breed of mosquito that they hope will assist eradicate malaria from the globe. The mosquito has been engineered to carry two ingenious genetic modifications. A single is a…