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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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Future Hindsight (30 days ago)
Deer are delicious. Too many deer? Really? EAT MORE DEER!
Bleach (1 month ago)
And what about *LIGMA*
Oneear Hamster (1 month ago)
she is beautiful
Boz Harb (1 month ago)
genetic engineering began centuries ago...
Hey Ya! (1 month ago)
What about rat flu ?. Rat and rodent flu is more deadly than Lyme disease .
Warrior Son (1 month ago)
I wanna put a baby inside this lady 😍
sanjuansteve (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
😃
C. Lincoln (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Honestly, I think, If it is not human, genetically engineer it to help other humans. (Much more discussion if humans are involved)
ayitian1 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Move to East Haddam!!!
Anunaki C (1 month ago)
Viruses and bacteria use genetic information to evolve
Anunaki C (1 month ago)
Genetically modifiying mice will only give the disease more information to mutate .
Anunaki C (1 month ago)
scientist only have 2% of the human genenome understood ... They are playing with nature and will regret it ... messing with the Gene's of mice to affect the spread of Lyme disease when deer already are spreading the disease will only make the situation worse when the disease mutates because of the new genetic information being given to them.
Jason Kvasnak (1 month ago)
An opossum eats ticks, why not just protect opossums?
Future Hindsight (30 days ago)
Lyme disease is a stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease that was only recognized about 40 years ago, but new discoveries of ticks fossilized in amber show that the bacteria which cause it may have been lurking around for 15 million years - long before any humans walked on Earth.
Hey Ya! (1 month ago)
Birds eat ticks off cows and deers .
The Giant Hog (1 month ago)
I didn't know that, cool
Jason Kvasnak (1 month 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.
Anunaki C (1 month ago)
Jason Kvasnak the top genetic engineer in the United States is from the middle east.
YagurlJasa (1 month ago)
Hi
Simpson 101 (1 month ago)
*Pin me I have Ligma*
FEMINISTS and SJWs are terrorists (1 month ago)
Simpson 101 Only if you pim me first