Should scientists/researchers study and research strains of viruses that can kill half of humanity?


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Created: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 02:01 am PST by homer2000.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 02:02 am PST.
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Should scientists/researchers study and research strains of viruses that can kill half of humanity?
For which purpose and why? Will this benefit, or harm humanity? What would be the virus' purpose?

A virus with the potential to kill up to half the world’s population has been made in a lab. Now academics and bioterrorism experts are arguing over whether to publish the recipe, and whether the research should have been done in the first place.


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