Monday, October 31, 2011

Mutant Mosquitoes

I stated seeing this around Halloween and though it must be a Zombie /Ghoul type of thing to scare but no real substance and then comes contributor XNewsMan with almost the same story. Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes engineered to kill their own children! And this from the New York Times to boot!

The meat of the story is that researchers report initial success from the first test release into the wild of these mutant bugs. Their pass on a lethal gene to their offspring that kills them before reaching maturity.

Of course the end result is not just eradication of pest blood suckers but the control of agricultural pests and disease bearing insects that carry illnesses like Malaria or Dengue Fever.

And of course they are up against public fears over mutations. As XNewsMan says...I hate giant Skeeters! Haven't These guys ever read any science fiction?!!!! lol

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