posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 04:47 AM
This is incredibly powerful/useful, like everything else in that category its potentially incredibly dangerous.
Theres no point trying to ban it (the ban would make it a criminal industry) and we shouldn't want to anyway. The potential uses of custom designed
lifeforms is awesome.
However, what it needs is regulation. That will slow progress but it will hopefully mitigate against somebody creating a species killing bioweapon
(either deliberately or by accident).
The worry is what happens out of sight and away from proper oversight in the black ops world, or in labs in China.
A worldwide treaty defining what is and isn't permissible is needed ASAP.