Gallery: Teenage Scientists Working on Turning Mosquitos Into ‘Flying S...


A team of teenagers interested in biotechnology is working on turning mosquitos into “flying syringes” to deliver vaccines to humans. The students are working in part with Provita Pharmaceuticals, a “virtual company” and school project created by students and instructors at Bergen County Academies as a vehicle to provide a hands-on, real world experience for those interested in scientific research and marketing. As part of their project, the students have already presented their research to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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  1. poecrosruss74 February 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    This is some of the biggest BS I\’ve heard yet. SERIOUSLY?!? 1. I have the right to decide what to be inoculated against, 2. If this can be used for a vaccine, why couldn\’t it be used for chemical/biological warfare….What an absolutely idiotic idea!!!

  2. Tom Wakeman February 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    This is a ridiculous, immoral idea, people must have the choice to opt out of vaccines, and genetically engineering things will always lead to mutation and dangerous effects on the biosphere

  3. Vince Norman February 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Honestly, this is the worst idea I’ve ever heard of. The most obvious and egregious point of contention, is of course, the lack of legitimate proof of the efficacy and safety of current vaccines. However, a second, and perhaps more chilling thought, is the potential for mutation and spread of disease. Leave biology and crop science to nature.

  4. Michael Bradley February 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

    This is terrifying for someone that doesn’t wholly believe in vaccines for everything. Now it’s not even my choice?

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