Synthetic horsepox viruses and the continuing debate about dual use research

The technology and economics of large-scale DNA synthesis have driven the cost of gene synthesis down approximately 250-fold in just 10 years. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines relating to variola virus are also unknown to most biologists.

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Ryan S. Noyce, David H. Evans

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PLOS Pathogen

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