Altering Gene of Mosquitoes Brings Hope of Malaria Control

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 21, 2011 at 11:57 PM Research News
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It may soon be possible to control the spread of malaria by altering the DNA of wild mosquitoes, researchers said.

In a laboratory, researchers made a gene spread from a few mosquitoes to a population of mosquitoes.  When the right gene is spread, it may help control the spread of malaria.
 Altering Gene of Mosquitoes Brings Hope of Malaria Control
Altering Gene of Mosquitoes Brings Hope of Malaria Control

Professor Andrea Crisanti, from the department of life sciences at Imperial College London, said: "This is an exciting technological development, one which I hope will pave the way for solutions to many global health problems."

Nearly a million people die of malaria annually.



Source: Medindia

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It's good that researchers can now modify the genes of mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria.

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