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Bill Gates’ plan to eradicate malaria does sound bizarre

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Bill Gates’ plan to eradicate malaria does sound bizarre

MICROSOFT founder Bill Gates is pouring £3million into a project to create killer mosquitoes that destroy each other through sex.

It’s a bold bid to curb malaria, a deadly disease typically transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes.

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The plan is to create genetically modified male mosquitoes that mate with their female counterparts in the wild.

Only female mosquitoes bite, so Gates’ army of gene-engineered male mosquitoes would be safe to humans.

What’s important is that these male mosquitoes contain a self-limiting gene that gets passed onto female mates.

If his plan works out, the female mosquitoes could be eliminated, automatically eradicating the deadly disease they pass on.

 

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