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This BBC news article reports that scientists have made a key breakthrough in understanding the genetics of Wolbachia, a parasite they hope could be used to block the spread of malaria. The article offers a brief overview of malaria and Wolbachia, and then focuses on the use of transgenic Wolbachia as a way of modifying natural populations of insects which transmit disease.

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    Biology,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_1030947,NSDL,Molecular Biology,High School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110314171625056T,Microbiology and Health,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Microbiology,Parasitism,Symbiotic Relations,Life Science

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