Genetic editing technologies have the potential to transform the world.

In the past few years, scientists have revolutionized our ability to rewrite the genetic code to eliminate diseases or giving creatures whole new traits. This immense potential can also mean a significant threat. Coronavirus has shown how unprepared the world is to face possible pandemics. Today, through genome editing technologies of relatively simple use such as Crispr-Cas9, it is possible to modify the genome of any living being with surprising ease. The threat of the possibility to face future biological weapons becomes concrete.