Malaria mosquito dosed with disease-fighting bacteria

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BUILDING A BETTER MOSQUITO  An Anopheles stephensi mosquito (shown) can give people the parasite that causes malaria. A new study has infected this species of mosquito with bacteria that subvert the parasite.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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