Study raises malaria block hopes

BBC News

This BBC news article reports that scientists have made a key breakthrough in understanding the genetics of Wolbachia, a parasite they hope could be used to block the spread of malaria. The article offers a brief overview of malaria and Wolbachia, and then focuses on the use of transgenic Wolbachia as a way of modifying natural populations of insects which transmit disease.

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Subject: Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)