Scientists develop a new CRISPR-based approach to suppress female malaria-spreading mosquitoes
A breakthrough genetic method called Ifegenia holds promise in combating malaria by targeting the female mosquito population. By utilising CRISPR gene-editing technology to disrupt a key female-specific gene, researchers have achieved successful suppression of the deadly malaria vector. This innovative approach offers a controlled and safe means to reduce malaria transmission, potentially saving countless lives in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
July 20, 2023