October 18, 2010 / Modified oct 20, 2010 9:34 a.m.

Malaria

Major breakthrough in the fight against malaria by genetically altering the mosquito that carries the disease

Malaria Breakthrough (VIDEO: azpm)

Malaria is one of humanity’s deadliest enemies. More than 250 million people contract the disease each year and as many as a million die from it. Now scientists have made a major breakthrough in the fight against malaria by genetically altering the mosquito so that it can no longer give the disease to humans.

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