Scientists rewrite mice DNA so genes can be spread through species

Controversial procedure has huge potential to combat diseases such as malariaA controversial procedure that can spread particular genes through an entire wild species has been demonstrated in mammals for the first time.Researchers in the US showed that a “gene drive” could rewrite the genetic makeup of mice so that the rodents carried DNA that had been designed by the scientists.Continue reading...
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Source: Journal of Tropical Medicine - Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: J Trop Med Source Type: research
Great progress has been made in recent years to reduce the high level of suffering caused by malaria worldwide. Notably, the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets for malaria prevention and the use of artem...
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Authors: Leblanc C, Vasse C, Minodier P, Mornand P, Naudin J, Quinet B, Siriez JY, Sorge F, de Suremain N, Thellier M, Kendjo E, Faye A, Imbert P Abstract Since the 2007 French guidelines on imported Falciparum malaria, the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of malaria have changed considerably requiring guidelines for all Plasmodium species to be updated. Over the past decade, the incidence of imported malaria has decreased in all age groups, reflecting the decrease in the incidence of malaria in endemic areas. The rates of severe pediatric cases have increased as in adults, but fatalities are rare. The paras...
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