The Wall Street Journal, “New Laws for New Threats Like Drones and Bioterrorism,” April 17, 2015

New Laws for New Threats Like Drones and Bioterrorism
By Gabriella Blum and Benjamin Wittes, The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2015

Meanwhile, across town, an anarchist molecular-biology graduate student is secretly working to re-create the smallpox virus, using ordinary laboratory tools and gene-splicing equipment available online. Not content to merely revive an extinct virus to which the general population has no immunity, he uses public-source academic research to make it more lethal. Then he infects himself and, just as his symptoms start, strolls around the airport to infect as many people as he can.


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