I’ve been reading some comments on bio-hacking and all I can say is I am disappointed. All these people saying bade things, thinking all bio-hackers do is make weapons in our closets. When the government, companies, and the army are making and finding ways to make a biological weapon. I read an article (I don’t know where it is now.) about a group of scientist that made a bacterium that was resistant to strong antibiotics.
In 2003, researchers inadvertently discovered that the virulence of mouse pox could be significantly enhanced by the incorporation of a standard immunoregulator gene —a technique that also inadvertently pointed the way to greatly increase the lethality of any other naturally occurring pathogen like anthrax or smallpox.
Last fall, biologists finally managed to synthesize a key smallpox viral protein that blocks critical aspects of the human immune response.
My other point is biohackers are harmless; we can only afford what we can.
Hers are those comments I was talking about.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________Regulation should be tight. We already have wide access to alcohol, and look at the damage that does. If we can't keep people from driving drunk, how are we going to keep people from making dangerous diseases without proper security protocols?
Yes, this may keep us in a darker age than we could have been. But I'm still not sold on nuclear energy being an overall benefit. Cheap energy, sure, but I have to live in fear that an early warning system could have a catastrophic failure that leads to a massive launch of ICBMs. We don't let people tinker with nuclear power, in spite of the possible grand improvements such projects could produce. The risks are just too great. It is the same with biohacking. It will take just one "Oops!" to cancel out every single "Great job!" produced by the movement. Written by Great Cthulhu ______________________________________________________________________________________
How about this? To biohack one must have a license. To qualify for a license one must undergo a certificate course on biohazards, related science subjects and on laboratory practice. Only then can one get a permit to store reagents and equipment, either of which may be commercial products or home made ones. The license should require keeping valid records of reagent purchase, usage and experimental data. How about this? To biohack one must have a license. To qualify for a license one must undergo a certificate course on biohazards, related science subjects and on laboratory practice. Only then can one get a permit to store reagents and equipment, either of which may be commercial products or home made ones. The license should require keeping valid records of reagent purchase, usage and experimental data. Written by canadianchinamanhttp://www.economist.com/printedition/d ... readBottom
I have to admit it I agree with canadianchinaman, maybe a license would help every. One last thing, people who think one accident will make the T-virus are wrong. Because a lot of the time new code ether will kill or weaken what were working on. So don’t freak out.