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Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Bystander » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:40 pm

Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

British scientists have "modified" some mosquitos so that when they reproduce, their offspring die younger.
This, it is hoped, will slow down the species advance.
The scientists are awaiting a licence for their work.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2 ... o-wipe-ou/
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Re: Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Tony » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:50 am

While this sort of genetic engineering might be frowned upon I think that if we can eliminate Mosquitos this way its fine by me :cheers:

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Re: Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Copie » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:35 am

Worth a shot.
I wonder how long it would take to eliminate all those mosquitos though :rolling:

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Re: Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Dez » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:04 pm

We have to be careful with all this interfering with nature.
I am not saying we shouldn't go there on this one but we need to think hard going against nature.
Who are we to play God?
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Re: Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Biggsy » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:55 pm

Good news - I wish they would do this for rats and mice :thumbup:
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Re: Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Ironside » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:15 am

I am surprised that they haven't done things like this before now.

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Re: Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Conti » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:01 pm

Biggsy wrote:Good news - I wish they would do this for rats and mice :thumbup:
Yes indeedy!
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Re: Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Rodney » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:33 am

We should do this for politicians :whistle:

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Re: Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Bandit » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:44 am

As long as this advanced procedure is regulated properly I say go for it.

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Re: Mosquitos Genetically-Modified To Kill Offspring Young

Post by Joseph » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:17 pm

Biggsy wrote:Good news - I wish they would do this for rats and mice :thumbup:
:+1:

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