The Worst Potential Genetic Nightmare?

Karl Roberts kr1 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Fri Oct 31 07:58:33 EST 1997


Dear Jeff,
	One of the most interesting genetically engineered organisms in my
opinion is the oil-eating bacterium. Can you imagine what would happen if
such an organism suddenly began to hydrolyze most forms of
petroleum-containing products? We might be a rather naked society for a
while. Sound like fun?
Cheers,
K.J. Roberts, Ph.D.
PGCC



On Thu, 30 Oct 1997, Jeff Gerke wrote:

> I am writing a novel involving genetic engineering. What, in the
> opinion of readers of this newsgroup, would be the worst possible
> thing that could be engineered with this technology? 
> 
> I am not an anti-genetics person, by the way, I'm just looking for a
> good "or else" scenario for my novel.
> 
> What would it be? Making HIV airborne? Hybrid animals/humans? What
> would be the worst you could imagine?
> 
> Thanks for your help.
> 
> Jeff
> 




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