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Scientists create a mosquito that’s ‘malaria-proof’

A "malaria-proof" mosquito has been created by scientists who have engineered a genetic "on" switch that permanently activates a malaria-destroying response, according to their report in the journal Public Library of Science Pathogens.

If these mosquitoes are successfully introduced into the wild, they could prevent millions of people from becoming infected with life-threatening Plasmodium — the parasite that causes malaria.

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  1. These scientist are not smart enough! Introducing a mosquito to the wild and then waht? Do the researchers really think that the mosquitos can survive in the competition? How can this mosquitoes eradicate other current not proof malaria mosquitoes? Anyway, this is not the solution!

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