to the 21st century 'social' sins of:
- genetic manipulation
- human subject research
- environmental pollution
- violating human rights
- inflicting poverty
- accumulation of excessive wealth
- drug trafficking (and consumption!)
So now I'm not allowed to put plant genes in bacteria anymore (or bacterial genes into plants, for that matter), unless I plan to spend eternity in Dante's inferno. Brilliant. Or perhaps I'll just spend some time in Purgatory instead - after all, I gave up chasing the dragon and injecting orphans with trial size volumes of toothpaste years ago.
Read the full story from Reuters here.