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Scientists Fight Malaria

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Scientists Fight Malaria

Scientists Fight Malaria

Scientists Fight Malaria

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NPR's Richard Harris reports scientists may be closing in on the war against malaria. Researchers have mapped the genes of the parasite that causes malaria and the mosquito that spreads it. The discoveries may lead to better insecticides and repellents against the insect and new ways to combat the disease. The ancient scourge kills millions of people each year.