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The study

Sat., July 17, 2010

• The goal: To block maturation of a malaria parasite in genetically engineered mosquitoes by making them die young.

The method: Researchers used a cellular signaling gene that influences life span and immune response.

The result: Mosquitoes’ life spans were an average of 20 percent shorter; the malaria parasite was completely blocked.


 

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