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How Machine Learning Could Keep Dangerous DNA Out of Terrorists' Hands


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High-security lab

Dangerous pathogens are kept in high-security labs, but some experts worry that terrorists could find new ways to obtain these organisms.

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Biologists the world over routinely pay companies to synthesize snippets of DNA for use in the laboratory or clinic.

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