Technique to genetically modify mosquitoes may be the best hope for eliminating malaria
Malaria infects millions of people each year, killing between 400,000 and 700,000 people"”most of them children in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, scientists have developed a method for genetically modifying mosquitoes that could potentially eliminate or dramatically reduce cases of malaria. The change would prevent a certain species of mosquito from being able to reproduce, but the scientific removal of a species carries ethical questions. Plus, learn how to use "upside" and "downside."