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Malaria mosquitoes eliminated in lab by creating all-male offsprings: Study
short by Aishwarya / on Wednesday, 13 May, 2020
Imperial College London-led team used 'gene drive' technology to spread genetic modification that distorted sex ratio through caged breed of malaria mosquitoes. This caused mosquitoes to produce more male offspring, eventually leading to no female birth. The study suggested such mosquitoes carrying a sex-distorter gene drive could help spread male bias within local malaria-carrying populations.
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