Genetic Ethnically-Specific
Biological Weapons Coming
From Express India
(Note - There are many scientists who believe this type of research has
been underway in earnest for
a number of years.)

NEW DELHI - Biological weapons that would attack one ethnic group but leave others untouched could be available within ten years, according to a study released by the British Medical Association (BMA). While the potential benefits of mapping the human genome have been well publicised, BMA's latest book "Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity" provides evidence that "genetic research creates the means of mass destruction of a horrifying nature", reports PTI.
The Human Genome Project (HGP), to be completed in 2003, is an internationally coordinated undertaking to sequence the 3000 million DNA bases which consitute the human genome. This and a related study called the Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP) are allowing the identification of human genetic coding and differences in DNA, or the genetic material, between different ethnic groups.
The BMA points out that if there are distinguishing DNA sequences between groups, and if these can be targeted in a way that is known to produce a harmful outcome, a genetic weapon is possible. Reviewing the BMA study in a recent issue of Monash Bioethics Review, Jacinta Kerin of the Murdoch Institute in UK says there is "an increasing concern that advancing DNA technology enables devastating forms of biological warfare."