A team of medical professionals is working on a technology involving genetically modified mosquitoes. It hopes to reduce the rate of malaria, one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases. But the idea is not without its detractors.
After a field experiment between 2013 and 2015, genetically modified mosquitoes are breeding in Brazil. According to the researchers' original plan, all released mosquitoes and their offspring should have died.
Countries that are least responsible for causing climate change are the ones suffering most from its effects, especially regarding food insecurity and nutrient deficiencies, reports show. Scientists warn we must act now.
Although it's a breakthrough, the first ever malaria vaccination only provides partial protection. But researchers are optimistic that a different vaccination currently in the works could be even more effective.
It may be worth letting a dog sniff your socks. According to a British study, the method could be used to detect malaria earlier.
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