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.

This is an excerpt from the story on the John Hopkins website.  Here is a link to the full story: https://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2018/gene-knockout-using-new-crispr-tool-makes-mosquitoes-highly-resistant-to-malaria-parasite.html

 

 

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