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A radical idea to stop Lyme disease

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Residents of Nantucket are considering a proposal to genetically engineer the island's white-footed mice in order to curb Lyme disease.
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Bleach (3 months ago)
And what about *LIGMA*
Oneear Hamster (3 months ago)
she is beautiful
Kevin Bacon (3 months ago)
genetic engineering began centuries ago...
Hey Ya! (3 months ago)
What about rat flu ?. Rat and rodent flu is more deadly than Lyme disease .
sanjuansteve (3 months ago)
If we spent half as much time and money working to protect nature as we spend trying to alter it to our destructive desires, the world would be a better place. Natural is always best, especially when toying with our only planet's ecosystem and naturally evolved life forms.
Troph2 (3 months ago)
Ahh looks like we have some youtube biologists and virologists in the youtube comments. What are the odds of such prestige stopping by to let us know its all a government plan to control population?
Robert413 Hernandez (3 months ago)
😃
C. Lincoln (3 months ago)
Just do it.... it sounds like a good plan. Ignore the cowards. If we listed to people like them we wouldn't have cars, air planes, boats, trains, heaters, electricity, VACCINES, anti-venom and many other wonderful things that came to be, because WE TOOK RISK.
The Giant Hog (3 months ago)
Honestly, I think, If it is not human, genetically engineer it to help other humans. (Much more discussion if humans are involved)
ayitian1 (3 months ago)
These idiots are stupid! They are creating an unforeseen problem! Mice spreads disease, altering their DNA and releasing them in the wild will only make them evolve. Just find a predator for ticks or create a pill that stops Lyme Disease inhabiting the body while poisoning the tick!
Gammareign (3 months ago)
As usual, the fear mongering cunts run their cockholsters. _"What? Something which affects nature and benefits humans? We can't have that."_ I am so fucking sick of people like that.
steve b (3 months ago)
Move to East Haddam!!!
Jason Kvasnak (3 months ago)
An opossum eats ticks, why not just protect opossums?
Hey Ya! (3 months ago)
Birds eat ticks off cows and deers .
The Giant Hog (3 months ago)
I didn't know that, cool
Jason Kvasnak (3 months ago)
+Anunaki C I know all of this. I also know Lyme Disease was created by the CDC after they imported Nazi scientists with operation paperclip, and purposely released the disease in Lyme Connecticut about 1971. I'm pointing out their stupidity by stating there's already a "radical solution" they choose to ignore.
YagurlJasa (3 months ago)
Hi
I’m already tracer (3 months ago)
*Pin me I have Ligma*
FEMINISTS and SJWs are terrorists (3 months ago)
Simpson 101 Only if you pim me first