A single mutation in the prM protein of Zika virus contributes to fetal microcephaly

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Science  17 Nov 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6365, pp. 933-936
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam7120

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  • RE: Zika virus-" Multipule substitutions accumulated"
    • Todd N Millions, Engineering-Design science, Institue for Science in Society (observer)

    Sirs-could the editors ask the team on this paper if the changes too the Zika virus appear to be normal drift, or does it look like the changes they note were (or could be)induced by the genetically modified Oxitec misquotes ,hosting the virus?
    May I point out that the virus shows No history of causing encephalitic-
    The modified misquotes however are designed to repress nerve and neurological development, what ever pathogens they are targeted at- before they escaped because of bogus fail-safe measures.
    Tetracycline is after all produced from common marshy ground bacterial strains-
    so finding it would not present a challenge too water larvae,or even eggs.

    Competing Interests: None declared.

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