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9 Months ago

Gene drives work faster than non-drive approaches to control problem insects: Mosquitoes engineered to spread genes that stop malaria are efficient, but mutations can arise

When controlling mosquitoes that spread malaria, gene drives, which force genetic changes to proliferate in a population, are faster and more efficient than simply releasing mosquitoes that are immune to the parasite, according to a new study.

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