To Fight Malaria, Scientists Try Genetic Engineering To Wipe Out Mosquitoes

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It’s a cold, damp fall day in London. But in a windowless basement laboratory, it feels like the tropics. It’s hot and humid. That’s to keep the mosquitoes happy.

“In this cage, we have the adult mosquitoes,” says Andrew Hammond, a genetic engineer at Imperial College London, as he picks up a container made out of white mosquito netting.

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