NEW CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM and terrorism
rivero at accessone.com
Mon May 13 13:10:33 EST 1996
In article <4msvcu$28p at oban.cc.ic.ac.uk>,
Mark Pallen <m.pallen at ic.ac.uk> wrote:
>OK, so, in this case, we are not seeing a terrorist fishing for info!;-)
Or the FBI/BATF up to their usual trolls.
>Is this scenario plausible? If it is at all plausible (leaving aside the
>costs--50K dollars say for the oligos), then isn't it irresponsible
>having this stuff in the databases (the same argument applies to
>bacterial toxin sequences)? Are attempts to download the Marburg
>sequence monitored? If not, why not?
Just having the RNA doesn't do much without the associated proteins,
most of which cannot be synthesised.
>And how come the US government worries so much about exporting PGP etc.
>when anyone can download the sequences of Marburg, botulin toxin
>etc.from a US server?! Shouldn't that count as a munitions export? :-)
Are we sure it doesn't? I thought botulin toxin was classed as a
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