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Re: Fear of Flying -- from HotWired

At  1:21 AM 9/18/96 -0400, Black Unicorn wrote:
>> On Thu, 12 Sep 1996 12:03:18 -0700, Bill Frantz wrote:
>> >Gee, biotech has come a long way.  Now I can download the Anthrax DNA
>> >sequence from the net and insert it in some carrier bacteria and start
>> >making Anthrax bacteria.  Neat!
>Culturing and growing anthrax is painfully simple.  No DNA required.

Sorry Unicorn, you missed my point.  (1) You need DNA to grow bacteria. 
You can get the DNA two ways.  (A) You get a sample of the beast, or (B)
You get a DNA sequence and then regenerate the DNA.  (I don't think B is
technically feasable yet.)  (2) You can't send samples of the beast thru
the net.

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