Genes and Addiction

When scientists look for "addiction genes," what they are really looking for are biological differences that may make a person more or less vulnerable to addiction.   That's an excerpt from the story about Genes and Addiction.  There is much more to this story.

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Gene Knockout Using New CRISPR Tool Makes Mosquitoes Highly Resistant to Malaria Parasite

As found on the John Hopkins website from 2/2018

STUDY HIGHLIGHTS THE POTENTIAL OF MOSQUITO GENE-MODIFICATION TO COMBAT MALARIA

Deleting a single gene from mosquitoes can make them highly resistant to the malaria parasite and thus much less likely to transmit the parasite to humans, according to a new paper from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Malaria Research Institute.

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