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Genetically modified mosquito can resist malaria infectionDec012015

mosquito 18762_loresUS scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection.

The scientists put a new “resistance” gene into the mosquito’s own DNA, using a gene editing method called Crispr.

And when the GM mosquitoes mated – their offspring inherited the same resistance, PNAS journal reports.

In theory, if these mosquitoes bite people, they should not be able to pass on the parasite that causes malaria.

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