Fighting malaria with spermless mosquitoes

08/9/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The results released Monday of a study that successfully altered the genetic makeup of male mosquitoes could indicate a new weapon in the fight against malaria. Researchers from Britain and Italy produced male mosquitoes that did not produce sperm, causing female mosquitoes who mated with the males to lay infertile eggs that did not hatch.

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