October 30, 2012 - CISAC Op-ed
Experts predict personalized bioweapons possible in the near future
Appeared in Atlantic Magazine, October 30, 2012
CISAC Affiliate Marc Goodman and co-authors Andrew Hessel and Steven Kotler outline how advances in biotechnology may be used in the near future to create personalized biological agents that target individuals based on their DNA. They argue that these custom agents could be weaponized or used for exploitation, and that synthetic biology is poised to become the next big security threat.