Reflections on the Synthetic Production of Poliovirus

By Michael J. Selgelid, Lorna Weir | May 1, 2010

In 2002, three microbiologists announced the artificial synthesis of poliovirus, provoking international outrage and concern that other deadly viruses could also be created. Years later, they look back on their work and discuss ethics, security, and the future of synthetic biology.

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