Modifying Genes in Mosquitoes Could Save Millions From Malaria and Dengue

Modifying Genes in Mosquitoes Could Save Millions From Malaria and Dengue

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are controversial, particularly when it comes to food products. While the results tamper with nature, the effects can be positive. In fact, some attempts at modifying genes could save millions of lives, particularly the recent attempts to modify mosquitoes to be resistant to malaria and dengue fever. Scientists have created a […]

Malaria Deaths Halved: WHO

Malaria Deaths Halved: WHO

Deaths from malaria dropped by 47 percent between 2000-13 worldwide, according to a Tuesday press release from the World Health Organization (WHO). Malaria mortality rates dropped by 54 percent in the WHO’s African region, an area that accounts for roughly 90 percent of the world’s malaria deaths. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan says the war […]

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