Scientists Spread Anti-Malaria Genes Through Mosquitoes

In November, KPBS covered the research being done by UC San Diego scientists on the gene editing of mosquitoes. As UC San Diego researchers consider a way to combat malaria by editing the gene of mosquitoes, Mike Kalichman considers a few ethical questions, such as “Is it possible that the proposed genetic change will successfully move through the population, but that the change will also in some way make the species of mosquito less fit for survival?”