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Scientists Create World’s First GM Mosquitoes

Published on November 27, 2015 by   ·   1 Comment

World's first GMO mosquito created

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Scientists in the US have bred the first gm mosquitoes that can resist malaria, saying that the GM mosquito will help provide the key in fighting the disease. 

A gene resistant to malaria was inserted into a mosquito’s DNA using a gene editing technique known as Crispr.

Yahoo News reports:

When the genetically modified mosquitoes mated, the resistance was passed down to their offspring, according to the report in the PNAS journal.

It could mean that if these mosquitoes bite people, they may not pass on the parasite that causes malaria to spread.

Almost half of the world’s population – 3.2 billion people – are at risk of malaria. The disease claims the lives of about 580,000 people each year.

 

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