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Malaria: GM mosquitoes offer new hope for millions Controversial strategy would mean releasing laboratory-created insects into wild Ian Sample , science correspondent The Guardian, Tuesday 20 March 2007 larger | smaller Article history The new strain of mosquito that scientists hope to release into the wild. Photograph: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences/PA The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and clarifications column, Wednesday March 21 2007 In the article below, we said that, for the idea to work, the malaria-resistant insects must breed and become dominant "so that the parasite is not picked up from infected animals and passed on to humans through insect bites". In fact, malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes from human to human. The multimillion-dollar effort to eradicate one of the world's deadliest diseases received a significant but controversial boost yesterday when scientists announced the creation of genetically modified mosquitoes that cannot pass on malaria. Trials revealed that the GM mosquitoes could quickly establish themselves in the wild and drive out natural malaria-carrying insects, thereby breaking the route through which humans are infected.
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