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Hackers can dupe DNA scientists into creating deadly viruses

New Delhi, November 30 (IANS): What could jeopardize the future development potential of the Covid vaccine, researchers have found a new form of bio-hacking that could attract DNA scientists unknowingly to create deadly viruses. In an article in the journal Nature Biotechnology, researchers at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, Israel, said that as DNA synthesis expands, “concerns about cyber attacks increase. Intervention with synthetic DNA orders can lead to parts of pathogenic organisms or nucleic acids encoding harmful proteins and toxins.”

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