Thursday, January 18, 2007

Can't Help Thinking This Is A Real, Real Bad Idea

Not necessarily a brand new development, as it's been going on for a few years, but scientists now say they have a better understanding of the 1918 Spanish flu that killed 50 million people because they reverse-engineered themselves back a copy of the 1918 virus.

Don't worry though, there are only two copies of the virus, one at the CDC in Atlanta and one in Canadian government lab in Manitoba.

I'm sure they'll be just fine there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can see something like this become the makings of a Letterman Top Ten List (at least maybe back when he was funny).

Or this has all the makings of an Onion news story.

Dyslexia, The Silent Killer: Scientists Err and Reverse Engineer Spanish Flu of 1981, Not Spanish Fly of 1981.