Thursday, March 25, 2010

Genetically altered mosquitos- stealthy transmittors

Since, I have my work cut out for me.... just a quickie! But an interesting story.
Mosquitos are normally transmittors of disease, and they are very efficient and discreet.
Keep that in mind while reading this......

Researchers altered the salivary glands of the Anopheles stephensi mosquito, dubbed a "flying vaccinator," so that it carried the Leishmania vaccine within its saliva.

These mosquitos could be used to formulate a new strategy in the global fight against malaria.

"What's more, continuous exposure to bites will maintain high levels of protective immunity, through natural boosting, for a lifetime.

However, the researchers admit that there are barriers to using this form of vaccination in the wild, including issues of controlling dosage, "medical safety issues" and the "issues of public acceptance to [the] release of transgenic mosquitoes."

So what else could these altered salivary glands carry?
What other "fight" is often mentioned requiring a global strategy could these genetically altered mosquitos be used for?
If continued exposure through mosquito bites could deliver immunity, would it not make sense that they could also deliver disease and death? Through vaccination?
Wouldn't that be helpful in the fight to reduce global population that the powerful people often refer to?

When I saw this story, I immediately recalled this

Gates declares, "First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."

Just a thought....


  1. Yuh know Penn there are many reasons that I got out of the Bio Tech field, not thee least of which was that it a crazy world and there are Madmen in charge of the asylum. After what I have seen and been asked to do I really wouldn't put anything past them anymore.

    Just because one can do a thing is not always reason to do a thing, for example what the hell is the point of genetically altering a pig so that it glows in the dark when exposed to ultraviolet light?

    The list of stupid just goes on and on with absolutely no end in
    site, and as I have mentioned before some of the things that I have seen and have knowledge of would simply curl your hair.

  2. Hey Silv!

    haven't seen you around for a bit, hope all is well...

    crazy world? madmen in the asylum?

    how evil does one have to be to genetically modify mosquitos to deliver 'vaccines'

    How dumb does one have to be to not see the evil possibilities in this?
    If the technology works think of the warfare possibilities, population reduction possibilites