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dc.contributor.authorWhitby, Simon M.*
dc.contributor.authorDando, Malcolm R.*
dc.contributor.authorMillett, P.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T06:14:55Z
dc.date.available2009-07-28T06:14:55Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationWhitby, S.M., Dando, M.R. and Millett, P. (2002). The Potential for Abuse of Genetics in Militarily Significant Biological Weapons. Medicine Conflict and Survival. Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 138-156.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/3151
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractConcern has been expressed at successive Review Conferences of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) regarding the possible misuse of new biological knowledge; this article reviews some of these developments. Genetic manipulation, and genomics in particular, would modify existing pathogens and render previously harmless organisms pathogenic. Viruses could be modified as vectors to alter their pathogenicity in animals and man or act as carriers for genes or toxins. Plant pathogens, particularly fungi, could be modified as biological warfare agents against crops. An effective verification protocol for the BTWC is an essential part of the web of deterrence against these developments.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedby10.1080/13623690208409620en
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13623690208409620
dc.subjectBiological warfareen
dc.subjectBiotechnologyen
dc.subjectGenomicsen
dc.subjectFungien
dc.subjectVirusesen
dc.titleThe Potential for Abuse of Genetics in Militarily Significant Biological Weaponsen
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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