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gbrumfiel writes "The battle over whether to publish research into mutant bird flu got editors over at Nature News thinking about other potentially dangerous lines of scientific enquiry. They came up with a non-definitive list of four technologies with the potential to do great good or great harm:
Laser isotope enrichment: great for making medical isotopes or nuclear weapons.
Brain scanning: can help locked-in patients to communicate or a police state to read minds.
Geoengineering: could lessen the effects of climate change or undermine the political will to fight it.
Genetic screening of embryos: could spot genetic disorders in the womb or lead to a brave new world of baby selection.
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