The Age Of Synthetic Viruses - Scientists have been able to re-create the polio virus completely from scratch in the laboratory. Polio virus is one of the more simple viruses, but this can only be the beginning of some really nasty possibilities. More and more it looks as though a missile defense system is the exact wrong way to spend our defense money. Perhaps more medical research to combat these threats would be a better application of our defense dollars.
We've been able to extend our fists with bullets, bombs and missiles. Perhaps it's time we extended our immune systems.