DailyDirt: Playing With Biological Fire?

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There was a time when, if something was viral, it was almost certainly a bad thing. (Now, being viral could mean you're going to be the next Justin Bieber.) With current biotech research, the end of common diseases could be at hand or we could be launching ourselves into the next era of viciously untreatable illnesses that we've had a hand in creating. Hopefully, we're not going to be living out a bad sci-fi movie plot anytime soon. Here are just a few potential precursors to the apocalypse, though. As always, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Christopher (profile), 9 Feb 2011 @ 11:04pm

    I never understood why we had to make diseases that were even worse than the ones we already had. There just is no SANE reason for it, because these things are going to be stolen and used by terrorists sooner or later.

    Just focus on finding cures for the diseases that we already have, and LOCK UP those who try to make even worse diseases.

    To the first poster... no such thing as 'god'. Yes, there might have been very powerful people in the past, but that doesn't make them 'gods' anymore than us having nuclear weapons would make us 'gods' to people living 2000 years ago.

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