Most risks of bioethics are something that already exist, like genetically created biological agents. Most times it is due to biological or bioterrorism weapons. In other cases, it can actually be done accidently via releasing one of these created viruses. Clustered regularly, interspaced short palindromic repeats known as CRISPR, as well as a database of gene drives have now been introduced.
These creations are now run by high-end labs with researchers who are highly qualified to work with such agents. On the other hand, the price of obtaining the human genome is gone down in cost dramatically, which makes it easier to fall into the wrong hands. At one time the costs were 10 million USD, but can now be purchased for around one thousand dollars USD.
The main risk is that genetically modified viruses, which may be created accidentally or on purpose, can be changed to cause damage or even cause death when spread into the air or water. One example was researchers in Australia who accidentally recreated the characteristics of the virus mousepox with the idea to create a virus that would cause rodents to become sterile.
Several different scientists have created viruses similar to the flu in order to provide a closer look at the virus. An example of this occurred when reports in 2011 showed that scientists had purposefully created a flu virus that was similar in comparison to the avian flu, which was transmittable through the air from one ferret to another.
The main risk is that if these modified viruses fall into the wrong hands that could be used to destroy an entire town or even larger community, if the virus can be transmitted through the air from one person to another person, especially if the virus can lead to death, such as Ebola, if modified in a lab to be airborne.