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People queue outside a health center as they wait to get treatment for malaria, in San Felix, Venezuela on November 10, 2017.

Mosquito-borne diseases kill millions of people each year. A team of scientists think genetic manipulation could wipe out the worst of them.

Target Malaria plans on releasing genetically engineered mosquitoes in Africa, and it is targeting female mosquitoes that transmit malaria.

Bill and Melinda Gates are giving $4 million to help scientists engineer a malaria-killing mosquito — here’s how it could work

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is helping Oxitec develop a new genetically-engineered mosquito that could be dispatched in Africa, the Americas and Asia to kill off malaria-infected mosquito populations. Malaria kills more than 440,000 people around the globe every year.
Your daily pill could one day be replaced by a once-a-week version.

A Gates Foundation-backed startup wants to make daily pills a thing of the past

The hope is by taking a pill only once a week, you're less likely to forget a dose, something that's critical when treating conditions like HIV.

5 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Bloodsuckers are picky creatures.

9 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Since the little flying beasts can transmit deadly diseases, it's wise to try to reduce your allure as much as possible.

20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes are getting released into a California city by a division of Google’s parent company

The release is a field study for the Debug Project, an initiative that aims to decimate certain mosquito populations.

7 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Since the little flying beasts can transmit deadly diseases, it's wise to try to reduce your allure as much as possible.

An inside look at the labs where doctors intentionally infect people with malaria

Researchers take volunteers and have them put their arms up to a jar filled with malaria-infected mosquitoes. Then they wait for the bite.

Iceland only has one mosquito — and it lives in a jar of alcohol

Many Arctic countries have sizable mosquito populations, but Iceland is among the few countries without a single pest to speak of.