CSET’s Anna Puglisi, the former chief national counterintelligence officer for East Asia in the U.S. intelligence community, voiced her concerns in a Washington Post article that discusses China’s extensive efforts to collect genetic data from around the world, using innovative technology like the Fire-Eye portable lab.
Puglisi emphasized the significance of genetic information, saying, “We’re just on the cusp of beginning to understand and unravel what genes do. Whoever gets there first is going to control a lot of really amazing things. But there is also a potential for misuse.” Puglisi also highlighted that, “If it wins the technology race, China stands to gain significant economic and strategic leverage against its chief rival, the United States.”
Read the full article in The Washington Post.