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Rethinking the mosquito net

Disease-spreading mozzies may be getting wise to our best defences, but science is fighting back with a new kind of chemistry. But will advances be able to outpace nature?

Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously

We can now control our species genetic future but this power is ‘awesome and terrifying’

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

2016 marked the first time in over two decades that malaria cases did not fall year-on-year

Key institutes keep keen watch on Zika for Africa

The Ebola outbreak on the continent showed how countries with poor health systems are unfit to fight epidemics.

Link to baby deformity slows race to find Zika vaccine

“We can use the technologies from other flaviviruses to get the product made by the end of 2016”

Malaria check is in the male

A new technique involves injecting mosquitoes with a gene that causes mostly male offspring, leading to a decline in population as females disappear.

New Malaria therapy could be a breakthrough

A new therapy – a combination of drugs made from the artemisinin plant with older medicines – could transform the fight against malaria.

Mosquitoes: Inside the blood shed

One of the difficulties in breeding mosquitoes is how to feed them. But malaria expert Maureen Coetzee just rolls up her sleeves and gets stuck in.

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.

Charles Taylor trial hears of murder, rape and mutilation

A reverend who survived a massacre and was held captive by rebels in Sierra Leone testified on Tuesday in the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor about seeing killings, rapes and mutilations. Taylor is accused of arming, training and controlling the Revolutionary United Front rebels in Sierra Leone.

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National Science and Technology Forum

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