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Military wants to use gene editing to protect troops against chemical and biological weapons

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(Worthy News) - The Pentagon's research agency wants to explore the possibility of editing a soldier's genetic makeup to protect against chemical and biological attacks.

It may sound like something torn from a page in a science fiction novel, but Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency director Steven Walker said Monday that he believes gene editing has the potential to be one of the most consequential technological advances for the U.S. military.

"Why is DARPA doing this? [To] protect a soldier on the battlefield from chemical weapons and biological weapons by controlling their genome — having the genome produce proteins that would automatically protect the soldier from the inside out," Walker said during a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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