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Title Biotechnology research in an age of terrorism / Committee on Research Standards and Practices to Prevent the Destructive Application of Biotechnology ; Development, Security, and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs ; National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 147 pages)
Contents The Life Sciences Today -- The "Dual Use" Dilemma -- A Brief History of Modern Biological Warfare -- U.S. Policy and the Creation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention -- The New Threat -- Recent Examples of "Contentious Research" in the Life Sciences -- The Response of the Life Sciences Community to Previous Challenges -- Committee Charge and Process -- Annex: Biological Warfare in History -- The Evolving Regulatory Environment for Life Sciences Research in the 21st Century -- The U.S. Regulatory Environment -- Framework for Implementation of the NIH Guidelines for rDNA Research -- Types of Experiments That Require IBC, RAC and NIH Director Review -- Physical and Biological Containment Strategies for NIH-Funded rDNA Research Activities -- Compliance with and Enforcement of the NIH Guidelines -- Regulation of Microbial Agents (Listed Agents and Toxins) -- Possession of Select Agents -- Importation and Interstate Shipment of Etiologic Agents -- Oversight of Foreign Nationals -- Professional Education and Responsibilities of Life Scientists -- The International Situation -- Information Restriction and Control Regimes -- Past as Prologue? -- Secret and Sensitive Information -- Publication of Sensitive Information in the Life Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Biotechnology.
Bioterrorism -- Prevention.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Biological Warfare -- prevention & control.
Bioterrorism -- prevention & control.
Government Regulation.
Terrorism -- prevention & control.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Research Standards and Practices to Prevent the Destructive Application of Biotechnology.
ISBN 0309089778 (Book)
0309526132 (electronic bk.)
9780309089777 (Book)
9780309526135 (electronic bk.)