Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Frankenstein's Monster is a big ol' Mosquito

Just saw this news today:

Malaria-Resistant Mosquito Bred in Lab

and I'm thinking to myself...why? Why spend billions of dollars to genetically engineer a mosquito to be resistant to malaria (especially when its only resistant to mouse malaria, not human malaria) instead of spending that same billions of dollars just sending quinine to the thousands of African children supposedly dying of malaria even as we speak. Or coming up with a *cure* for malaria itself?

This is just too ridiculous. What a waste of money and scientific effort.

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