Washington: For years, researchers haveattempted to create genetically altered mosquitoes that cannotinfect humans with malaria which claims over one million livesworldwide every year.
In their experiments, the scientists used Anophelesstephensi, a mosquito species that is an important malariavector throughout the Indian subcontinent. They targeted one of the many biochemical pathwaysinside the mosquito`s cells. Specifically, they engineereda piece of genetic code acting as a molecular switch in thecomplex control of metabolic functions inside the cell. PTI
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