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Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria

By | January 1, 2017

Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.

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image: Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria

Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria

By | January 1, 2017

For years, researchers have looked to genetically modify mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria. Now they have a promising strategy.

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Rather than providing complete protection, the long-awaited vaccine merely delays infection by a few years, scientists show.

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image: “Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito

By | June 30, 2016

Researchers have identified the male-determining gene in the malaria mosquito, whose expression in females is lethal.

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Opinion: Target the Vector

By | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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CRISPR-Powered Malaria Mosquito Gene Drive

By | November 24, 2015

Using the precision gene-editing tool, researchers demonstrate an ability to create large populations of malaria parasite–resistant mosquitoes.

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Plant Could Hinder Malaria-Control Efforts

By | September 30, 2015

In the absence of a blood meal, some malaria-transmitting mosquitoes in East Africa feed on an invasive weed, scientists find.

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image: EMA Green Lights Malaria Vax

EMA Green Lights Malaria Vax

By | July 27, 2015

The European Medicines Agency endorses the first-ever malaria vaccine for use in children 6 weeks to 17 months old.

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Opinion: On the Irreversibility of Gene Drives

By | September 16, 2014

Should researchers genetically modify wild populations of mosquitoes to curb vector-borne diseases like malaria?

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image: Fewer Female Mosquitoes, Less Malaria?

Fewer Female Mosquitoes, Less Malaria?

By | June 11, 2014

Genetic modification approach to control malaria-spreading mosquito populations incites conversations on the ethics of manmade extinction.

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