Pre-emptive Post - Only a Matter of Time
Somewhere in the world, squirreled away in some biology lab, someone or some people are attempting to transfer this mutation (which, best as we can tell, happened the way Darwin discovered, randomly) for application in other species. The breathless excitement of discovering how to shape our world, never mind the cascading effects. Choose yours! Butterfly effect?! Cobra effect?! Let's go with Peter Quill on this one.
We are such clever monkeys, screwing around because we can. Let's hope whatever we transfer this mutation to has the ability to end it all quickly and painlessly.
What could possibly go wrong?