The European Union Biodiversity Conference to consider recommendations on engineered gene drives for malaria prevention
The scientists are divided on a new research method to combat malaria
"A study of a radical new way to fight malaria and other devastating diseases could get out of the way if the UN Biological Conference puts a moratorium on work," said a group of scientists. Some scientists believe that a different approach has the potential to reverse the fight against malaria. It includes engineered genetic drives that are used to modify the DNA of wild organisms on a mass scale.In the case of mosquitoes, the method would have the potential to eliminate populations of certain species carrying the malaria parasite, scientists say. Environment with unexpected results … "(Example, 11/13).