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US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

04.12.2017
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Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a banA US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies which could wipe out malarial mosquitoes, invasive rodents or other species, emails released under freedom of information rules show.The documents suggest that the US's secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), has become the world's largest funder of "gene drive" research, and will raise tensions ahead of a UN expert committee meeting in Montreal beginning on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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