Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
The security services are concerned that ‘biohackers’ — groups of ordinary people who use genome editing techniques to alter lifeforms — could develop biological weapons or other potentially dangerous substances, an Oxford University academic has said.
Amateur scientists around the world have started using gene editing techniques after the tools became cheap and readily available.
And while most of these groups are harmless, Professor John Parrington told the British Science Festival in Swansea there were fears among other scientists and the security services that the technology could be used to create a new form of deadly virus.
However Professor Parrington, author of the popular science books The Deeper Genome and Redesigning Life, said creating a pathogenic form of bacteria that could cause significant health problems was not easy.
“It’s actually quite difficult and not quite as trivial as some people might think to make a new form of virus that’s lethal,” he said.
“That’s partly because nature is quite good at doing that itself and also because of the dangers to the people concerned.”
And, for the most part, biohackers were enthusiastic amateurs who were involved in entirely peaceful pursuits.