Bioinformation Wants to Be Free and Responsible

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Margaret Kosal, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs was cited in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.

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“Sometimes a seemingly innocuous project can take on more malevolent overtones,” Dr. Kosal explains. “For example, a biotech company in southeast Asia decided to engineer a more potent form of the botulinum toxin. From a commercial point of view this makes sense, as less of the product would be needed to have the same effect in cosmetic and medical treatments. Unfortunately, from a biosecurity standpoint, this means the potency of a potential biological weapon increased.”

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Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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Policy, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts
Keywords
emerging technologies, technological diffusion, National Security, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts; Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
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  • Created On: Jul 19, 2017 - 1:11pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017 - 2:06pm