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Apocalypse how? Ways the world might end

Jennifer Kuzma addresses the potential for a future biotech disaster.

It would take a lot of smart people working pretty hard to engineer a virus that has just the right combination of deadliness and transmissibility to kill off a big part of the human population, according to Jennifer Kuzma, who specializes in science and technology policy as a professor at the U's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. But the biotech field is advancing so rapidly that, maybe in 30 or 50 years, it would take only one really smart ill-intentioned person to create some real mischief, Kuzma said.

Pioneer Press
December 19, 2012

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