Dailymail- A terrifying new strain of red-eyed mutant have been created by scientists. The wasps were developed in a lab to prove that gene-slicing technology can be used successfully on the tiny parasitic jewel wasps. Scientists say it has given them a new way to study some of the wasp’s unusual biology. Understanding this could help find new ways of protecting crops or stopping the spread of malaria and other diseases. For instance, it could reveal how males can convert all their progeny into males by using selfish genetic elements. No one knows how that selfish genetic element in some male wasps ‘can somehow kill the female embryos and create only males,’ said Omar Akbari, an assistant professor of entomology who led the research team at the University of California. Dr Akbari added: ‘To understand that, we need to pursue their PSR – paternal sex ratio – chromosomes, perhaps by mutating regions of the PSR chromosome to determine which genes are essential for its functionality.’ To do this, scientists used CRISPR technology. This allows scientists to inject components such as RNA and proteins into an organism with instructions to find, cut and mutate a specific piece of DNA. Then researchers can see how disrupting that DNA affects the organism.
Well I’ll just come out and say it. That’s about the most terrifying insect I’ve ever seen. Eyes redder than the devils dick looking menacing as fuck. Feel like If it stung an Elephant it can bring the whole beast down. Do I actually know what the fuck these scientist playing god did? No but i know it involves fucking around with genes and DNA and that this diagram
looks similar enough in concept to this
Like Mr. DNA splicing Dinosaur DNA with a god damn frog and turn it into a 35 foot tall beast. I mean we’re almost there. I know 4 films that end in complete disaster and death of humans should be enough of a life lesson to know we shouldn’t play god in creating creatures that have never been seen by humans before, but I just need it to happen. Its like a childhood dream to see a real life Jurassic Park. That’s why watching Jurassic World, even though it was sub par at beast, was awesome. Because they got to play a childhood dream in real life. And sure, like I said it’ll probably end with people getting super Fucked by dinosaurs, but once, you achieve a goal, you gotta set a new goal to top that. Always wanted to see a dinosaur in real life, check. Time to hunt one of those fuckers in real life. I don’t want to do it but If we just so happen to make a frog Raptor I’m not beyond shooting that thing with slugs to save my own skin. That’s the plan for the future. Today we make gene spliced wasp, tomorrow we gene splice frog dinosaurs. The day after that, we kill them all.
Sun Sentinel- The ocean’s deadliest predator could be the one, in years to come, that could save your life.
Nova Southeastern University professor Mahmood Shivji has found sharks are genetically more similar to humans than to other sea-going creatures.
And now he’s looking to see if there are ways people could benefit from the DNA that has allowed sharks to survive for 400 million years. The work could lead to help in fighting cancer tumors, healing wounds, building stronger tooth replacements and halting the growth of bacteria
“How the shark immune system works has great implications for human health problems, such as wound healing” said Shivji, who directs NSU’s Save Our Seas Shark Research Center and the Guy Harvey Research Institute.
Does no one in the entire NSU staff directory or student body not have a copy of Deep Blue Sea? Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane and mother fucking Michael Rappaport? Great Flick. Some one should really lend Professor Mahmood Shivji a copy of it sometime soon because, if so, he would realize that if he furthered his own plot of of using shark DNA to cure human health issues, he’s probably gonna end up be torn in half by a couple mammoth sized Mako Sharks with enough intelligence to learn and adapt to free them selves from containment and then rule the world. Not exactly what we as humans should strive for, Mahmood. Yea its an ambitious effort to try to cure all of our flawed human ailments, but we already know the future going down this path.
While we’re at it lend him Sharknado because it don’t hurt to precaution the professor when it comes to stuff that can put humans out of 1st place of the food chain.