by Win Wenger, Ph.D.
How can we eliminate the particular mosquito which carries malaria to humans, without killing other types of mosquito or damaging the environment and ecology?
What makes the Anopheles unique among mosquitos is its ability to carry the malaria virus without succumbing to it. This greatly narrows the search for unique genetic markers on BOTH sides of this solution as proposed below:
Genetically engineer variants of the malaria virus variants which are harmless instead to humans, but specific and lethal only for those varieties of mosquito which now are uniquely able to carry the present virus unharmed.
With the new, tailored variant of the malaria virus, only the disease-carrying mosquitos die. The entire vector of the malaria dries up. Humans are no longer freshly infected. The scourge for generations, of hundreds of millions of human beings, passes into history as people finally get on with their lives.
Needed: a biomedical research facility and professionals willing to pursue this obvious line of research, and a funding source willing to help make it happen.
Project Renaissance does not possess the resources nor the scientific and technical expertise to pursue this research but you may know who does. Project Renaissance is willing, however, to consult and to facilitate as appropriate, as the rules of clear thinking and creative problem-solving which we have been pioneering, serve in all fields and specialties, including scientific and technical.
Next, on a separate sheet of paper or in a blank file, please write down all the reasons why this simple tailored-virus idea, to wipe out a disease vector, cannot possibly work. "It cannot possibly work, because: - - "
Next optional take the biggest of those reasons and write it out as a formal, specific problem statement. Then solve it, using any of many readily available, specific problem-solving methods such as
We'd like to hear your results, which may well help us or someone finally find a successful resolution to the malaria problem.
Now, once you've got THAT out of your way here is the main thing that you can do, that can help one hundred million human beings:
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