[transmitted from the future]
"Forget Jurassic Park, forget digging through fossilized and shredded remnants of DNA. With modern informatics algorithms and the vast database of genomes gathered by robotic sequencers, we are able to travel back in genetic time. We can statistically infer the genome of any common ancestor of any surviving group of organisms. We can even tell you the structure of extinct viruses, when said viruses were last contagious, and how deadly they were at the time. If a rouge state should gain access to our servers, they would have the ability to resurrect the greatest plagues in the history of life on Earth."