Archive for May 21st, 2007

Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Wipe Out Malaria

You fight fire with fire or so seems the current attempts of scientists to stop once and for all malaria’s pursuit of infecting humans which has been going on for more than 50,000 years now. The idea is to release genetically modified mosquitoes and release them in the wild. These mosquitoes, being stronger, will eventually push the malaria carrying species to extinction. That’s the plan.Malaria remains to be a major infectious disease in the tropics and subtropic regions. From South America, to…