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Wolbachia as a Back Door to Synthetic Entomology

Ichiro Matsumura of Emory University in the U.S. proposes to use synthetic DNA techniques to transform Wolbachia, a bacterial parasite that infects most insect species, in an effort to engineer mosquitoes to be immune to malaria parasites.

More information about Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges (Round 8)

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