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Scott Francis Baker

October 24th, 2005

Our latest weapon against malaria: a mosquito with glowing testicles @ 01:28 pm

Mosquitos have testicles!?! Holy crap, who knew!

British scientists have made a breakthrough in the control of malaria: by creating mosquitoes with fluorescent testicles.

The team of researchers at Imperial College London has found a way to tell the sex of the mosquitoes - by genetically modifying them so that the males express a glowing protein in their testes. A laser beam then singles out the glowing larvae, which are then separated from the females.

The Independent
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