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Bioterrorism / Polio Virus #706098

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 12, 2002
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Andrea Mitchell) Scientists’ creation of polio virus and the implications for bioterrorism detailed. [State University of New York at Stony Brook Dr. Eckard WIMMER†- comments on whether a terrorist could duplicate his work.] [Monterey Institute of International Studies Jonathan TUCKER†- says it is folly for the US government to fund research of this type.] [Center for the Advancement of Genomics Dr. J. Craig VENTER†- says there are thousands of labs in the US that have the machines for duplicating DNA.] [University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics Dr. Paul WOLPE†- says these people are not playing God, but the devil.]

Mitchell, Andrea;
Williams, Brian

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