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The famed geneticist says his team is testing 3-D DNA printers …
… (a) digital biological converter—designed for what Venter calls “biological teleportation” …
“Imagine being able to download a vaccine or your medicine on your computer at home,” …
"That's the not-to-distant future, and it wipes out the possibility of an epidemic."
Venter Supports DNA Printers
...regulators would likely be reluctant to give the green light to DNA printers. The ability the download and print genetic material, such as vaccines, could easily be abused, leading to the creation of dangerous bioweapons, such as retroviruses. Regulators will also have to make sure that the printing is extremely accurate, because any small changes could lead to proteins working in unforeseen, potentially dangerous, ways.
Regulators will also have to make sure that the printing is extremely accurate, because any small changes could lead to proteins working in unforeseen, potentially dangerous, ways.
yaay!!! more prions!
maybe even new diseases
oh well, genies already out of the bottle
I still don't get it.
....How can they now reduce the entire (drug production) process to plugging some data into a pc and printing it out (even if it's a 3d-dna printer)?
If they can even produce enough for one person, why is it not exploited and used on a large scale, surely a lot easier than mixing chemicals and solvents..