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Anti-malarial mosquitoes?

Researchers have generated genetically altered mosquitoes with a reduced ability to transmit the malaria parasite in the lab. This is an important proof of principle, but there's still a long road ahead.

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Figure 1: Life cycles of the malaria parasite.

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Lycett, G., Kafatos, F. Anti-malarial mosquitoes?. Nature 417, 387–388 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/417387a

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