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Mosquito Not? Have scientists created a venomous GM fungus that can kill 99% malaria mosquitoes, but without harming us?

Scientists develop a genetically-modified fungus that wipes out malaria vector mosquitoes with 99% efficiency. But what could be its other effects?

Meet Transgenic Metarhizium pingshaense — the newest kid on the GM block.

This fungus is genetically modified so that it can kill mosquitoes — as part of a new drive to fight malaria.

Researchers at the University of Maryland in the US and the IRSS research institute in Burkina Faso in Africa took a naturally occurring fungus — Metarhizium pingshaense — and combined it with the DNA of a venomous Australian Blue Mountains funnel-web spider.

While the fungus does kill

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