Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism

Heftet / 2004 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780309089777
Publisert
2004
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National Academies Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
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Engelsk
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Heftet
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164
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229 mm
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152 mm
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Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism

Heftet / 2004 / Engelsk
In recent years much has happened to justify an examination of biological research in light of national security concerns. The destructive application of biotechnology research includes activities such as spreading common pathogens or transforming them into even more lethal forms. Policymakers and the scientific community at large must put forth a vigorous and immediate response to this challenge. This new book by the National Research Council recommends that the government expand existing regulations and rely on self-governance by scientists rather than adopt intrusive new policies. One key recommendation of the report is that the government should not attempt to regulate scientific publishing but should trust scientists and journals to screen their papers for security risks, a task some journals have already taken up. With biological information and tools widely distributed, regulating only U.S. researchers would have little effect. A new International Forum on Biosecurity should encourage the adoption of similar measures around the world. Seven types of risky studies would require approval by the Institutional Biosafety Committees that already oversee recombinant DNA research at some 400 U.S. institutions. These aEUROoeexperiments of concernaEURO include making an infectious agent more lethal and rendering vaccines powerless.
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Recommends that the government expand regulations and rely on self-governance by scientists rather than adopt intrusive new policies.
1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Introduction; 4 2. The Evolving Regulatory Environment for Life Sciences Research in the 21st Century; 5 3. Information Restriction and Control Regimes; 6 4. Conclusions and Recommendations; 7 Appendix A: Acronyms; 8 Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members; 9 Appendix C: Committee Meetings
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Committee on Research Standards and Practices to Prevent the Destructive Application of Biotechnology, National Research Council
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ISBN13
9780309089777
Publisert
2004
Utgiver
Vendor
National Academies Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
164
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Se alle