The disease, however, has been genetically identified. Scientists used piggyBac - transposon insertional mutagenesis to identify the genes that were associated with malaria. Parasites carrying malaria can now be readily identified and can potentially be treatable. Such a step can be help patients who are in dire straits when dealing with the diseases. Still, drug resistance is still a major problem, but using such a gene technique can allow for even better drug resistance and at the source.