Mosquito

 
Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously
Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously
Cutting-edge medical advancements are changing the way we think about having children. From gene therapy and pre-implantation genetic testing to...
With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct
With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct
Scientists said on Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab using...
Key institutes keep keen watch on Zika for Africa
Key institutes keep keen watch on Zika for Africa
If the outbreak in Brazil is not significantly contained by August when the country is set to host the Olympic Games, "there will be legitimate...
Link to baby deformity slows race to find Zika vaccine
Link to baby deformity slows race to find Zika vaccine
The race is underway to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus but the urgency of the situation is being tempered by concerns about testing on pregnant...
Malaria check is in the male
Malaria check is in the male
Scientists have hailed the genetic modification of mosquitoes that could crash the insect's populations as a "quantum leap" that will make a...
New Malaria therapy could be a breakthrough
New Malaria therapy could be a breakthrough
Malaria is a familiar foe to every family in the affected countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
Mosquitoes: Inside the blood shed
Mosquitoes: Inside the blood shed
Tucked away in a building complex off Modderfontein Road in Sandringham is one of Africa's great scientific resources. It's not a supercomputer or...
[Video]Staring down the silent killer
[Video]Staring down the silent killer
Over 200-million people contract malaria each year. The M&G got up close to the Anopheles mosquito, the pest that spreads the disease.

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