October 29, 2003
A scientist funded by the US government has deliberately created an extremely deadly form of mousepox, a relative of the smallpox virus, through genetic engineering.

The new virus kills all mice even if they have been given antiviral drugs as well as a vaccine that would normally protect them.

The work has not stopped there. The cowpox virus, which infects a range of animals including humans, has been genetically altered in a similar way.

New Scientist

You see, we need to know what a terrorist with access to a billion dollar virology lab and a degree in viral genetics might do with these relatively harmless viruses, because if a terrorist were to get a hold of these things, there's no telling what might happen, unless we do it first, and then at least we won't be surprised

Fool me once, shame on. er. you. Fool me. er. Shame on. You can't get fooled again is what I'm saying.

Nie Wieder! Keine mehr Überraschungen!!

Posted by illovich at October 29, 2003 03:19 PM
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