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Fighting Malaria by Changing the Flavor of Humans

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be bitten by mosquitoes more than anyone else?  Apparently some people taste better to malaria mosquitoes than others, and scientists are trying to figure out why, so they can turn that information into a repellent to protect us all from malaria. Such a repellent might be able to prevent some of the 214 million cases of malaria the World Health Organization says occurred in 2015, mostly in Africa. About 440,000 people, most of them...

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