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24 August 2017 06:42 (South Africa)

Scientists create malaria-free mosquito

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

University of Arizona researchers have bred a genetically modified mosquito with a unique selling point - the insect is unable to transmit malaria to humans. The next step is for scientists to find a way to give these mosquitoes an advantage so that, if and when they are released into the wild, they will displace ordinary mosquitoes through natural selection. Read more: The Independent

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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