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Doomsday Microbes: Is Some Science Too Dangerous to Permit?

Erec Stebbins | Posted 01.29.2013 | Science
Erec Stebbins

Is there danger in stockpiling potential Armageddon microbes, trusting in our ability to secure them? Or in creating new variants whose properties we cannot fully predict? Or might the greatest danger lie in refusing to study them, missing the opportunity to learn what makes them so deadly?