The Worst Potential Genetic Nightmare?

Susannah K Hubert shubert at sph.emory.edu
Fri Oct 31 07:56:57 EST 1997

Making Ebola   Reston airborne would be scary, or some other type of
biological weapon type virus.  The scariest part is that it could really
happen naturally.  Happy Halloween (insert maniacal laughter here)!


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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