Top US Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat

Antonio Regalado, 9 February, 2016.  MIT Technology Review. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600774/top-us-intelligence-official-calls-gene-editing-a-wmd-threat/

James Clapper, US Director of National Intelligence, compared CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to WMD’s in February of 2016.  His worries stem from the ease at which rogue states could use CRISPR/Cas9 techniques to engineer biological weapons.  To date researchers have not used CRISPR/Cas9 technology to engineer biological weapons, though it does hold the potential for such negative applications.

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