Malarial evolution.

Scientific American notices that the mosquitoes that carry malaria seem to be splitting off into their own species:

“We can see that mosquitoes are evolving more quickly than we thought,” Mara Lawniczak, of the Division of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Imperial College London and co-author of the first study, said in a prepared statement. She and her colleagues studied the genomes of the two varieties and detected more genetic differences between the two strains than would have been expected given their frequent geographical overlap.

This might help researchers figure out how to get the malaria-carriers better, without getting bugs that don’t kill people.

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