Scientists create malaria-free mosquito

By Andy Rice 16 July 2010

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


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SARS & Gartner – global advisory giant’s mysterious deal with Moyane’s friend follows a pattern of tender corruption

By Pauli Van Wyk

"We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there." ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson