The scientists tagged the gene with a fluorescent marker to ensure it had been inserted.
The researchers, from the University of Arizona, introduced a gene that affected the insect’s gut, meaning the malaria parasite could not develop.
They report the advance, which also reduced the insects’ lifespan, in the journal PLoS Pathogens.
They say that the ultimate goal is to introduce malaria-resistant mosquitoes into the environment…
Continue reading… “The Genetically Engineered Malaria-Proof Mosquito”