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Parasite-Resistant Mosquitoes: A Natural Weapon Against Malaria?

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Science  28 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5773, pp. 514
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5773.514a

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A paper on page 577 of this issue of Science suggests that engineering malaria resistance into mosquitoes may be unnecessary: In an endemic area in Mali, researchers found that many Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes are already resistant to Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. (Read more.)