Placing synthetic nucleic acids in living cells could produce novel viruses and opens the door to evolutionary reboot.

Lunar facilities offer significantly better containment for synthetic nucleic acids than anywhere connected to the Earth's biosphere.*

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Letter from Senators Kennedy and Javits to President Ford  (July 19, 1976)

... especially the last sentence of the third paragraph

Follow up letter from Senator Kennedy to President Ford  (July 22, 1976)

... especially the last sentence of the second paragraph