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    More: Interesting, Mouse, invasive house mouse, Gene, t haplotype, island's invasive mouse population, rodent's own genes, gene drives, final test  
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2022-12-05 4:27:48 PM  
Frankenmice?
 
2022-12-05 4:29:59 PM  
Is this the thing DeSantis threatened to do to "Woke" Disney?
 
2022-12-05 6:25:09 PM  
No way this could backfire
 
2022-12-05 7:03:56 PM  
Sounds like the best laid plans of mice.
 
2022-12-05 7:06:06 PM  
"The scientists also want to ensure that any engineered mice released into the wild have some safety mechanism in place, so other mice elsewhere remain unaffected. "


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2022-12-05 7:42:22 PM  

darkman2000: No way this could backfire


All the way to the Lee of the Stone
 
2022-12-05 8:09:37 PM  
Are these scientists insane? Rodents are pretty much the foundation of the wildlife food chain. Without rodents, what the hell are wild dogs, wild cats, several species of birds, lots of reptiles, a few amphibians, weasels, ferrets, mongoose, and who knows how many other animals going to eat?

How are they going to confine the sterility to gene to one place when we can't even confine the rodents themselves to a place or out of a place?

It seems like there really ought to be something better these scientists could do with their time besides risking wiping out a species or two.
 
2022-12-05 8:25:46 PM  

Fano: darkman2000: No way this could backfire

All the way to the Lee of the Stone


Projects like this are dangerous. Accidents could happen.
 
2022-12-05 8:28:58 PM  

darkman2000: Fano: darkman2000: No way this could backfire

All the way to the Lee of the Stone

Projects like this are dangerous. Accidents could happen.


Take what you can, when you can
 
2022-12-05 8:57:30 PM  
If this works, hopefully they do this next for ticks.

darkman2000: No way this could backfire


What do you foresee as a realistic worst case scenario?
 
2022-12-05 9:11:32 PM  

Befuddled: If this works, hopefully they do this next for ticks.

darkman2000: No way this could backfire

What do you foresee as a realistic worst case scenario?


Hyper intelligent magic using rats boiling up from Thorn Valley to conquer mankind.
 
2022-12-05 9:30:00 PM  

Whatta Wombat: Sounds like the best laid plans of mice.


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2022-12-06 11:07:34 AM  
25 years?  They'll drown from global warming by that time.
 
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