From: "Anthony Q. Bachler"
Subject: Re: Apology- Missile Paranoia
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Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 22:36:46 GMT
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yes the translation from DNA to protein sequence has been well established
for some decades now, unfortunately the reis the littel problem of protein
folding, which still isnt completely solved. So the idea of creating a
designer super-bug is a lot premature.
The american people did to themselves
what Osama bin Laden could never do,
took away our freedoms in exchange for
a false sense of security.
"Paul Burridge" wrote in message
> On Tue, 31 Dec 2002 11:27:38 GMT, "Anthony Q. Bachler"
> opined thusly:
> >I believe the prefered method is mass specific deflection of ionized
> >material. Basically you ionize the raw material, shoot it through a
> >particle accelerator, and then pass the stream by a deflecting magnet.
> Thanks for all the info, gentlemen. But on reflection I've decided to
> give the nuclear option a miss and concentrate on biological agents
> instead. There is, somewhere out there on the internet I'm told, a
> computer program that enables ready translation from the quaternary
> DNA code bases of A-C-G-T into the correctly sequenced proteins
> themselves. You can not only re-create old favorites like smallpox and
> plague, but invent your own new viruses and bacteria with unknown
> properties. Or you can "cut & paste" genome sequences together to
> combine the most deadly current-day nasties with the most virulent,
> for example.
> And all without running up an astronomical electricity bill!
> Can anyone give me the URL?
> "What is now proved was once only imagin'd"
> - William Blake, 1793