Monday, December 28, 2015
US scientists breed GM mosquitoes using a gene editing method called Crispr to resist malaria infection
US scientists found a new way to resist malaria said that they have bred a
(GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection.
The scientists put a new “
” gene into the mosquito’s own DNA, using a gene editing method called
When the GM mosquitoes mated their offspring inherited the same resistance.In theory, if these mosquitoes bite people, they should
not be able to pass on the parasite
that causes malaria.
They took a type of mosquito found in India
on which to experiment.
The University of
team published the report in
PNAS journal reports.
Key facts :
people almost half of the world’s population are at risk of malaria.
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