Genetically-modified mosquito designed to avoid malaria spread
A model for a genetically-modified mosquito that produces malaria-combating antibodies and fails to transmit the disease has been developed.
The modified Anopheles stephensi mosquito, a common carrier of malaria in India and the Middle East, would release antibodies that stall the development of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite or terminate it completely. The mosquito would also be unable to transmit the parasite by biting, making it a viable alternative to the malaria vaccine solution.
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