Experiments demonstrating the feasibility of genetically modifying mosquito vectors to impair their ability to transmit the malaria parasite have been known for well over a decade. However, means to spread resistance or population control genes into wild mosquito populations remains an unsolved challenge. Two recent reports give hope that CRISPR technology may allow such challenge to be overcome.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Trends in parasitology|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases