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The sea cucumber- long believed to have healing properties– happens to produce a toxin that destroys malaria parasites. Researchers are hoping this toxin is the key to reducing the one to two million people, most of which are children, who die of malaria each year.

Scientists have inserted the genetic code for the sea cucumber toxin into mosquitoes and witnessed the toxin take out the parasite immediately. Scientists hope this new genetically modified malaria proof mosquito will halt the killer in its tracks.

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