Bioinformation Wants to Be Free and Responsible

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  • Margaret E. Kosal Margaret E. Kosal

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


“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

Policy, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts
emerging technologies, technological diffusion, National Security, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts; Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
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