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Malaria University of California

Genetically-modified mosquito bred

24 Nov, 2015

A University of California team of scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection. The scientists put a new “resistance” gene into the mosquito’s own DNA, using a gene editing method called Crispr. When the GM mosquitoes mate – their offspring inherited the same resistance. In theory, if these mosquitoes bite people, they should not be able to pass on the parasite that causes malaria.