Unleashing terror? How to catch deadly mail-order DNA


The federal government has a short list of regulated organisms. But the government’s ban focuses on the organisms themselves, rather than the genetic instructions for making them. Because the government has not published those sequences, the companies must decide for themselves whether a mail order request is potentially dangerous.

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Lisa M. Krieger
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Mercury News
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