U.S. scientists say they’ve created a new strain of mosquito that could help eradicate malaria.
What the actual research is?
Researchers at the University of California used a gene editing technique to insert DNA into the germ line of the Anopheles stephensi mosquito-a leading vector of the disease. They found the gene stopped the transmission of malaria through 99.5% of their offspring, This opens up the real promise that this technique can be adapted for eliminating malaria, To change the genetic makeup of the mosquitoes, scientists used the CRISPR gene-editing tool, which allows access to a cell’s nucleus to remove DNA, replace mutated genes, or insert new ones.
According to WHO, alone in 2015, more than 438,000 people are died of malaria.