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Scientists Genetically Modify Fungus To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Malaria

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Scientists Genetically Modify Fungus To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Malaria

NPR - Rob Stein

In the hope of finding a new way to fight malaria, scientists have used a spider gene to genetically engineer a fungus to produce a venom that can quickly kill mosquitoes. The modified fungus was a highly effective mosquito killer in the first tests mimicking conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, where …

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