• By ICR Secretariat
  • Posted Sunday, June 9, 2019

GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests


A fungus - genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin - can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria, a study suggests.

Trials, which took place in Burkina Faso, showed mosquito populations collapsed by 99% within 45 days.