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A Cure for Malaria?

U.S. scientists say genetic engineering is the key

(HealthDay) -- Malaria, the world's deadliest disease, could be wiped out within 25 years if U.S. scientists succeed in a genetic-engineering project involving mosquitoes that carry the disease, reports this Australian Broadcasting Corp. report.

The work by American researchers could save up to 2 million lives a year, says this description of the genetic project by University of Notre Dame scientists.

Malaria Foundation International offers an overview of the disease and summarizes research under way worldwide to eradicate it.

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