Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Mutant Mosquitoes"?

This is not the sort of Twitter news headline I want to see first thing in the morning:
Mutant mosquitoes: Malaysia release of genetically modified insects sparks fears of uncontrollable new species...
I'll confess:  I haven't bothered to read the article... but isn't releasing genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild just a really dangerous idea?  Have we learned nothing from all those poorly made horror movies on the subject of genetic modification?  ;o)

(On a related note, have you heard that they're supposed to be close to cloning the woolly mammoth back into existence?  Yeah... Somebody somehow managed to miss the blatantly obvious moral of Jurassic Park.)