The viral era: New biotechnologies give humans an unprecedented control over Nature and require appropriate safeguards

EMBO Reports
Volume 22 Issue 9 6 September 2021
https://www.embopress.org/toc/14693178/current

 

Science & Society 4 August 2021 Open Access
The viral era: New biotechnologies give humans an unprecedented control over Nature and require appropriate safeguards
Bernd Giese
New biotechnologies such as gene drives and engineered viruses herald a viral era that would give humans exceptional power over any organism at the level of the genotype.