viernes, diciembre 28, 2007

Washington Post article on synthetic bio

Synthetic DNA on the brink

EXTRACT: 'The fact is, you can build viruses, and soon bacteria, from downloaded instructions on the Internet,' Thomas said. 'Where's the governance and oversight?'

In fact, government controls on trade in dangerous microbes do not apply to the bits of DNA that can be used to create them.

NOTE: More background on synth bio