Malaria mosquitoes wiped out in lab trials of gene drive technique

FILE PHOTO: Anopheles minimus mosquitoes are pictured at a lab in the Public Health Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have succeeded in wiping out a population of caged mosquitoes in laboratory experiments using a type of genetic engineering known as a gene drive, which spread a modification blocking female reproduction. The researchers, whose work was published on Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology, managed to eliminate the population in less […]

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