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Collect viruses/diseases/etc, and wait until they become rare. Then sell.
Obtain fairly pure samples of disease - from the common cold, to anthrax. As with any other collection, eg. books, stamps, value will increase with time, rarity and collectors items.
For example - the common cold mutates every year; so, someone about now could collect a neat sum on selling a vial
of their prized "1924 common cold."
Furthermore - if at some point in the future, science manages to eradicate, say, a particular disease, and a quirk in evolution causes us to become very vulnerable to this no-longer-existing disease; then maybe Hussein's great-grandson would pay a large amount of money for your little glass tube of 1998 Influenza.
Much like wine collecting, really.
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||Baked. If you search the web for 'Biological Warfare'., I think you'll find that your government already do this.
||No, but I mean, for the commonners. Like, governments have archives and libraries, but people still collect books.
||How would collecters make sure of the authenticity of the specimen?
||<Much like wine collecting, really>
||I'm trying to picture a girl coming to my house because I told her I have a great '92 Flu I think she'd enjoy....
||[normzone] I'd take a '92 flu over an '18 one anyday!