Lexcyn, on 20 December 2011 - 15:45, said:
WTF? Why even make something like this? What is the practical use
By studying virulent bugs and modding them like they could change in nature it helps with producing vaccines and new drugs. Call it getting ahead of the game.
This is a Level 4 lab so I wouldn't be too worried as they're sealed real damned tight (been there, seen that). There are many Level 4 labs around the world, and several here in the US including the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
The labs I'd worry about the most are those that work with Ebola, Marburg etc.. Those diseases are what give most physicians the creeps; dead within days from multiple organ failure.