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DRACO (for Double-stranded RNA [dsRNA] Activated Caspase Oligomerizer).
DRACO selectively induces apoptosis, or cell suicide …. “


An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code.

“This attack is generic … It would work as well in a power plant … It is a cyber weapon of mass-destruction.”

‘… an ingenious cyber-weapon seemingly designed specifically to sabotage uranium-refining…If it finds the right configuration, Stuxnet sabotages it by making subtle changes to the speeds of the centrifuges over several weeks, while displaying normal readings to cover its tracks.’

2009 (212): 2 — ScienceNOW

Zelkowitz: “As it currently stands, the wasps need the virus to survive, because the virus helps the insects lay eggs in caterpillars. The virus also needs the wasp to survive, because the virus can only replicate in the wasp’s ovaries. The virus cannot replicate inside the caterpillar, because all of its replication machinery is inside the wasp.”