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 http://www.gmwatch.org/archive2.asp?arcid=8598
Etiquetas: Synthetic Biology