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Gene Technology, Biological Weapons, and the Security of Science

Enemark, Christian; Ramshaw, Ian

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This article addresses the security challenge posed by laboratory research involving genetic modification of microorganisms that could be applied for both benign and malevolent purposes. The authors propose that, for biological arms control purposes, a global governance culture is required to manage the security risks inherent in such research while minimizing scientific opportunity costs.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39020
Source: Security Studies
DOI: 10.1080/09636410903132888

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