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Good Intentions and the Gates of Hell

I came across the article “Modified Mosquitoes Can Save Lives, Yet Face Opposition,” arguing for the manipulation of mosquito populations using gene drive technology in an effort to reduce malaria and other insect borne diseases. My first reaction was that there is a serious unconcern for the ethical considerations related to the unintended consequences of…

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