Biotechnology Research in An Age of Terrorism

Biotechnology Research in An Age of Terrorism

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The fact that the anthrax used in the October 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States was genetically identical to that developed by the U.S. government is evidence that almost all biotechnology can be subverted for hostile use. This report by the National Research Council considers ways to balance national security and scientific openness in the development of biotechnologies. The report reviews current rules and regulations related to oversight of dangerous pathogens and potentially dangerous research in the U.S., assesses their efficacy, and recommends changes. The authors propose a system for research oversight based on the earlier National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Research Involving rDNA Molecules. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2004
ISBN: 9780309089777
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 147 pages)
Additional Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.)


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