The creation of a contagious H5N1 influenza virus: implications for the education of life scientists
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The paper contends that the ongoing controversy surrounding the creation of a contagious H5N1 influenza virus has already exposed the severe limitations of the possibility of preventing the hostile misuse of the life sciences by dint of oversight of proposals and publications. It further argues that in order to prevent the potential wholesale militarisation of the life sciences, it is essential that life scientists become aware of their responsibilities within the context of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) and actively contribute their expertise to strengthening the biological weapons non-proliferation regime.
Novossiolova, T., Minehata, M., & Dando, M. (2012). The creation of a contagious H5N1 influenza virus: implications for the education of life scientists. Journal of Terrorism Research, 3(1), pp. 39-51.
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