Genetic Control Of Malaria Mosquitoes

Kyle Jarrod McLean, Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-176
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in parasitology
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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