A species of mosquito known to be a major carrier of dangerous malaria parasites has been genetically modified to become infertile.

US scientists have bred a genetically modified mosquito that is incapable of spreading malaria to humans, according to reports.

Malaria continues to impose enormous health and economic burdens on the developing world. Novel technologies proposed to reduce the impact of the disease include the introgression of parasite-resistance genes into mosquito populations, thereby modifying the ability of the vector to transmit the pathogens. Such genes have been developed for the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Here we provide evidence for a highly efficient gene-drive system that can spread these antimalarial genes into a target vector population.

Alleging that the Centre is going to approve the commercial cultivation of a “genetically modified (GM) mustard seed” under the guise of “hybrid mustard”, Coalition for a GM-Free India urged the St

India will screen genetically modified (GM) cotton hybrids on sale in the country to identify the varieties that are resistant to whitefly, a pest that recently caused extensive damages to crops in

Twenty years ago, the first genetically modified (GM) crops were planted in the USA, alongside dazzling promises about this new technology. Two decades on, the promises are getting bigger and bigger, but GM crops are not delivering any of them.

France is to use a new European opt-out scheme to ensure a ban on the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the country remains in place, it said on Thursday.

It is "essential" that the genetic modification of human embryos is allowed, says a group of scientists, ethicists and policy experts.

The European Parliament (EP), meeting for a plenary session in Strasbourg, voted on Tuesday for a proposed ban on cloning for agricultural purposes to be extended to all farm animals, their offspri

In the realm of avian research, the chicks with the glow-in-the-dark beaks and feet might one day rock the poultry world.