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Plant Engineered to Produce Higher Levels of Antimalarial Compound
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2018
Researchers used the genome sequence of
to boost the plant’s production of artemisinin.
Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes
Shawna Williams | Apr 17, 2018
The parasite changes people’s scent, primarily due to an increase in aldehydes.
Image of the Day: Skeeter Eater
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 22, 2018
Geckos could help control mosquito-borne diseases, but their effectiveness depends on the environment.
Gene Drive Limitations
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2017
In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.
Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Jan 1, 2017
Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.
Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Dec 31, 2016
For years, researchers have looked to genetically modify mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria. Now they have a promising strategy.
Study: Malaria Vax Can Lead to “Rebound” Infection
Tanya Lewis | Jun 30, 2016
Rather than providing complete protection, the long-awaited vaccine merely delays infection by a few years, scientists show.
“Maleness” Gene Found in Malaria Mosquito
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 30, 2016
Researchers have identified the male-determining gene in the malaria mosquito, whose expression in females is lethal.
Opinion: Target the Vector
Mirco Junker | Jun 28, 2016
Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak.
CRISPR-Powered Malaria Mosquito Gene Drive
Tracy Vence | Nov 24, 2015
Using the precision gene-editing tool, researchers demonstrate an ability to create large populations of malaria parasite–resistant mosquitoes.