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Brazil mutant mosquitoes to breed out diseases

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mindgrinder, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Brazil mutant mosquitoes to breed out diseases

    Scientists in Brazil are preparing to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes in an attempt to wipe out their distant cousins that carry tropical diseases. The insects' method: have sex and then die.

    British firm Oxitec says its genetically modified mosquitoes will swarm in among ordinary species such as Aedes aegypti, the insect that carries feared diseases such as Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya.

    They will mate with the females of the ordinary mosquitoes, spawning babies with a genetically inbuilt flaw that causes them to die quickly."

    This should end well....it will be FINE when these skeeters bite people..
    Nothing to see here...move along.
  2. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Yup, this should go swimmingly... I mean what could possibly go wrong?......
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  3. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    What could possibly go wrong?
  4. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Seen this??????????


    When a cockroach-spread plague threatens to decimate the child population of New York City, evolutionary biologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) and her research associates rig up a species of "Judas" bugs and introduce them into the environment, where they will mimic the diseased roaches and infiltrate their grubby habitats. So far so good ... until the bugs keep on evolving and learn to mimic their next prey -- humans.
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  5. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Lol @Mindgrinder jeez! Where have you been hanging out? Now I know I will die soon. Sqeeters love me! thanks for adding to my nightmares pal!:eek:
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  6. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Well...ya know...i was hanging out with Billy Gates around the fire at the Babyque roast swapping skeeter eggs and larvie...
    I suggested we introduce some sorta mod that would cause sterility in whatever it bit so we could get started on fixing the overpopulation problem....
    We got pretty loaded so i can't remember if he said "ya" or "nah".

    @enloopious @Brokor hehe
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  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Must. Cull. The herd.
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  8. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

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