Scientists Genetically Modify Fungus To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Malaria

An Anopheles coluzzi mosquito, which can transmit malaria, with a genetically modified fungus emerging from the body after the insect

The modified fungus produces spider toxin that rapidly kills mosquitoes, raising hopes for a new weapon to fight a disease that sickens millions. But not everyone is convinced.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Brian Lovett)

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