Research targets malaria mosquito control woes

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Malaria is responsible for about 700,000 deaths annually in sub-Saharan Africa alone, and a team of Texas A&M University researchers is doing their best to help stem this perpetual tide of human suffering.

Dr. Giridhar “Giri” Athrey, post-doctoral associate with Texas A&M’s department of entomology vector biology group, is the lead author of a study recently published in the open-access journal PloS Genetics.

The research aims for the first time to accurately measure pre-and post-control mosquito populations using DNA technology.

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