Malaria-proof mosquitoes may lead to medical breakthrough

07/19/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

University of Arizona scientists were able to engineer a breed of malaria-proof mosquitoes by altering a cellular signaling gene involved in insulin production. As a result of changing the gene, the mosquitoes' life spans shortened by about 20% and the development of the Plasmodium parasite in their stomachs was completely prevented.

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