How Future Hackers Will Target Your DNA

by jeeg 28. April 2015 21:44
  Think of all the trouble that computer hackers cause. Now imagine what DNA hackers could do. In the future, DNA hackers won’t sneak viruses into your laptop and crash websites. Instead, they’ll sneak viruses into your body and crash you, and maybe billions of other people, t... [More]

The Next Pandemic: Not if, but When

by jeeg 10. May 2013 21:51
TERRIBLE new forms of infectious disease make headlines, but not at the start. Every pandemic begins small. Early indicators can be subtle and ambiguous. When the Next Big One arrives, spreading across oceans and continents like the sweep of nightfall, causing illness and fear, killing thousan... [More]

Missing virus vial raises concerns at UTMB facility

by jeeg 4. April 2013 00:03
A vial containing a potentially harmful virus has gone missing from a laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch, officials said. The missing vial, which contains less than a quarter of a teaspoon of an infectious disease, had been stored in a locked freezer designed to handle biologi... [More]

Debate Persists on Deadly Flu Made Airborne

by jeeg 27. December 2011 18:14
The young scientist, normally calm and measured, seemed edgy when he stopped by his boss’s office. “You are not going to believe this one,” he told Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. “I think we have an airborne H5N1 virus.” T... [More]

New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness

by jeeg 25. October 2010 18:58
A never-before detected strain of virus that killed more than one-third of a monkey colony at a U.S. lab appears to have 'jumped' from the animals to sicken a human scientist, researchers report. Although it's an unusual move for that type of virus and does warrant further monitoring, the res... [More]
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