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Breeding Bio Insecurity

Lynn C. Klotz [[missing key: and]] Edward J. Sylvester

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780226444055
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226444079 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.001.0001
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Acting Globally

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 6716 words.

The confidence-building measures by the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) included information on defensive programs, high-biocontainment laboratories, vaccine manufacturing plants, and...

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All Roads Must Lead to Public Health

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 8440 words.

The government assesses the relative likelihood and consequences of bioweapons, pandemic flu, and annual infectious disease threats in three different “boxes” so the yearly threats never...

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Dangerous Acquaintances

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 8894 words.

The easiest way for terrorists to cause massive panic and death with bioweapons would be to place one graduate student in one of the hundreds of university labs in the BSL-3 or BSL-4...

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Dangerous Crossing

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 5693 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the dangerous future posed by the threats in the name of biosecurity, which is very complex because there are no simple solutions for it, but there are...

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Devils We've Known

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 8529 words.

A team of scientists zealously toiled to weaponize the world's deadliest bacterial toxin to deploy against its own civilian population. The killer to be delivered was botulinum toxin, the...

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Down to Grass Roots

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 6737 words.

Federal officials have frightened everybody over bioterrorist-crafted weapons much less likely to cause massive sickness and death than the next pandemic; and that pandemic may be one of...

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Epilogue

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 1694 words.

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A Future Bright and Dark

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 7801 words.

Discoveries in molecular biology are changing the understanding of human complexity and unraveling these newfound complexities requires emerging disciplines such as systems biology. Some...

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A Hawk Turns to Peace, Doves Go to War

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 7299 words.

The use of biological and chemical weapons in warfare theoretically ended with the 1925 Geneva protocol, but only for those who had ratified it. In the face of such dangers, President...

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Paranoia Begets Permissiveness

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester.

in Breeding Bio Insecurity

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biotechnology. 10259 words.

The U.S. biodefense program has been going along a dangerous path for two overarching reasons of paranoia and permissiveness that make strange relations. When each of them is taken alone,...

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