Monday, July 09, 2007

ScienceDaily: Team Builds Viruses To Combat Harmful 'Biofilms'

Oh boy.

Interesting spectrum of responses at Slashdot (where I got this) from "MIT scientists never make mistakes" to "the end is near". I guess I tend toward the latter (it's an age thing).

What's to keep these things from running amok? (I know they can't jump phylum, etc.) And with this type of research becoming more commonplace (which is pretty much inevitable) what are our chances of keeping the science from being misused?

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