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Main Title Next generation bioweapons : the technology of genetic engineering applied to biowarfare and bioterrorism /
Author Ainscough, Michael J.
Publisher USAF Counterproliferation Center, Air War College, Air University,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 269366472
Subjects Biological weapons--Research ; Biological warfare ; Bioterrorism ; Genetic engineering ; Biological Warfare Agents ; USSR ; United States
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/17/2008
Collation 1 online resource.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on Nov. 6, 2008). "April 2002." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
In this century, it is widely predicted that advances in biology and biotechnology will revolutionize society and life as we know it. At the same time, the "black biology" of biotechnology which can be used to create biological weapons, will be one of the gravest threats we will face. This paper has two purposes. The first part consolidates accounts of genetic engineering from sources close to the former Soviet Union's BW program. The remainder of the paper discusses near-term future capabilities of genetic engineering and biological warfare from an American perspective. Introduction -- The former Soviet Union's biological warfare program -- Genetic engineering, bioterrorism and biowarfare -- Six paths to enhance biothreats -- Six ways science can improve biodefense -- Conclusions.