Detailed genome map of malaria vector

The Hindu,  Aspirant World,  2021.

• In order to engineer advanced forms of defence against malaria transmission, including targeted CRISPR and gene drive–based strategies, scientists require intricate knowledge of the genomes of vector mosquitoes. CRISPR technology is a gene-editing tool which allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function.They produced a new reference genome for the Asian malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi.