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This Genetic Poison Could Save the Bees
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  • rheddles

    Bees? Self driving cars? Is WRM stranded on a road near Atlanta?

  • gabrielsyme

    I’m going to go ahead and say we ought to keep this one in the bottle as long as possible. A technology that can target particular DNA sequences is something that could be used to create racially or ethnically-targeted bioweapons. I’m not normally a big fan of the precautionary principle, but this kind of technology potentially could be genocidal.

    • DarkstarSF

      Although I am almost always pro-technology, I think @gabrielsyme has a point. Can it be made to work on plants? Coca, perhaps, or the Opium Poppy? Where do you draw the line on the uses of this technology?

      “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”

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