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The Cure in the Code by Peter Huber

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THE CULTURE OF LIFE

BAD POLICIES BECOME disasters when overtaken by events. A peace-in-our-time narcotic stupefied democracies for years while Hitler seized power and built panzers. Humanity is now half a century or so into another self-induced daze that will end in another great spasm of death. The germs are on the rise again. They have also contrived, of late, to get human sociopaths to add thought and order to their random searches for new ways to devour us.

Bacteria and viruses, we have recently discovered, don’t just mutate; they exchange and remix their genes, much as we do when we procreate, and they do it much faster. The 2009 swine flu happened to be a rare, four-way remix of two pig strains, one bird strain, and one human strain. ...

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