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Aug 2, 2017

Expert warns ‘cancer moonshot’ could open the door to DNA bioweapons

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Scientists around the world have long been searching for a cure for cancer, and recent advancements in technology coupled with rigorous new efforts such as Joe Biden’s ‘cancer moonshot’ have ignited hopes that it could soon become a reality.

But, experts warn that such a breakthrough, despite its obvious benefits, could have unexpected global consequences.

According to Intel’s chief medical officer John Sotos, effectively fighting cancer will require the use of ultra-precise DNA-altering technology – and the same approach could be used to overcome the challenges standing in the way of bioweapons.

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