Assessing the Implications of Advances in Science and Technology for the Biological Weapons Convention [PASCC Research in Progress] [open pdf - 360KB]
"In recent years, there have been rapid advances in life sciences that promise significant contributions to health, food, and energy policy outcomes. Yet, there are concerns that the science and technology (S&T) that enables these benefits may also be used to develop new bioweapons or facilitate bioterrorism. These advances present fundamental challenges to national and international institutions focused on preventing the misuse of S&T. This project assesses new developments in S&T and their potential biosecurity implications. Through collaboration among several scientific organizations, the project will reach a broad audience of international security and S&T professionals in advance of the Eighth Review of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 2016 in Geneva." This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.
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