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Adriaan
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:38 am    Post subject: pandora's box? Reply with quote

Hi all,

through my local 'black bee club' forum, I learned that a dutch team of biology students from 'wageningen' agricultural university is entering the iGEM contest.

They want to genetically manipulate E. coli bacteria with B. thuringiensis genes and then feed these to honeybees hoping that it will kill of varroa.

They are still in need of 30.000 euro's which they want to raise by crowdfunding.

To me this sounds like opening pandora's box

any thoughts anyone?

kind regards

Adriaan
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