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1-800-VIRUSES

A group of researchers have shown that it is possible, perhaps even easy, to find information about a virus online, purchase the necessary ingredients through the mail, and assemble the components to create a working bioweapon. In this case, the scientists created a synthetic polio virus which was functional enough to kill their test subject, a lab rat. The head of the group, Dr. Eckard Wimmer, noted that his technique implies that even if a virus is eradicated in the wild that it is not gone forever.

Ever since a conversation with my biology teacher in 10th grade I've . . . (continued)

by Christopher Heiser on July 12 09:01
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