GM Mosquito Offers Hope in Fight Against Malaria

Plasmodia, the parasite that causes malaria, invade a cell.

hide captionPlasmodia, the parasite that causes malaria, invade a cell.

University of California, San Francisco
Plasmodia, the parasite that causes malaria, invade a cell.

hide captionPlasmodia, the parasite that causes malaria, invade a cell.

University of California, San Francisco

Malaria cases are increasing, in part because the parasite has learned how to fight off many new drugs. Scientists are hoping to stop the disease at its source — by redesigning the mosquito that carries malaria. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

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