More than 10 years ago, the US National Security Agency was monitoring international research projects with the aim of spotting "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

A new document from the trove leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013 claims that the signals intelligence program was sifting through electronic and communication data it collected for information on genetic sequencing efforts, it adds.

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