The US advanced military research body – DARPA – announced that it will invest tens of millions of dollars into genetic extinction research. While the official aim of this research is said to be fighting harmful insects, there are significantly darker speculations about the possible use of such a tool.
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This sounds like an EXTREMELY bad idea.
In a former life I visited a DARPA facility for a project I was working on. I didn't learn much, but it sure seemed like they had a lot of money to spend on a bunch of bizarre projects.