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GM mosquitoes to tackle malaria – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on June 12th, 2014.

A genetic tweak that leads to mosquitoes producing mainly male offspring has the potential to rapidly knock back populations of the disease spreading insect. UK researcher developed a system which interferes with male mosquitoes’ ability to pass on the X chromosome — necessary for creating female offspring —  in their sperm. When introduced to caged […]

Malaria drug resistance growing – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on May 30th, 2009.

Scientists working with the World Health Organisation say they have found the first evidence of resistance to the world’s most effective anti-malaria drugs. A Guardian report on the development. The Science Media Centre in London wrapped up reaction from scientists: Prof Andrew Read FRSE, Professor of Biology and Entomology at Pennsylvania State University, said:   […]

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