Scientists Create Human Enzymes That Destroy Nerve GasJanuary 25, 2011 0 Comments
Yet another great development today, especially in military news. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science used artificial natural selection to create enzymes that successfully protect against the effects of nerve gas. Discoveries like this potentially save many lives, because as one of the article's comments aptly observes, if an enemy knows unleashing nerve gas won't be effective...they're less likely to do it in the first place. This will eventually remove nerve gas as a battlefield weapon, but unfortunately it remains a potent terrorist tool, as targeted civilians likely won't have such remedies at hand.