Kevin Esvelt, who created the primary synthetic gene drive able to wiping out a complete species, says the specter of a intentionally launched virus inflicting a pandemic is being neglected
14 November 2022
The world should take the specter of pandemic terrorism extra severely, a number one geneticist has warned. Kevin Esvelt on the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise says the flexibility to take the DNA sequence of a virus from a database, flip it right into a dwelling virus and deliberately infect folks with it’s an especially critical menace. He has now printed a roadmap to assist counter this type of bioterrorism.
It’s only a matter of time earlier than a person or group eager to trigger …