Tech & Science Daily: Warning over scientists creating ‘risky’ self-spreading viruses

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  • Filippa Lentzos
    Norwegian social scientist
Scientists are developing ‘risky’ self-spreading viruses, a new paper has warned (/PA) (PA Archive)
Scientists are developing ‘risky’ self-spreading viruses, a new paper has warned (/PA) (PA Archive)

There’s a warning ‘risky’ self-spreading viruses being developed by scientists in the EU and the US, could have irreversible consequences for the planet.

An international team of academics at Kings College London led by Dr Filippa Lentzos say they’re worried about scientists attempting to modify viruses in the hope of developing viral vaccines.

Dr Filippa Lentzos told Tech & Science Daily there’s been little evidence or assurances from those experimenting that it can be done safely.

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