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Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus
Scientists have synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. Biologists developed a human antibody for dengue suppression in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the insects that spread dengue. The development marks the first engineered approach in mosquitoes that targets the four known types of dengue, improving upon previous designs that addressed single strains.
Something new for the "all natural" gang to oppose.
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People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.
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Presumably the antibody could be constructed to interfere with intestinal flora so that they could be released in an area where everyone would come down with the shits. They would be engineered so that they die in a month.
Not sure what that does for anybody but it is possible I suppose.
I'll stick my neck out for YOU!!