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Unformatted text preview: 02.28.08 PCS 119: Biological Weapons: Types, Effects and Issues Barry Kellman piece : new dimension of bioviolence threat in 21 st century- Stemming from accelerating scientific disciplines including genomics, nonotechnology- Formerly eradicated disease can be resynthized: nonstate actors and also state actors that can use them on the bargaining table or clandestine activities- Process of contagion can be accelerated- Contagious agents can be made more lethal- Contagious agents can be made vaccine or antibiotic resistant- Advanced methods of drug deliverance + these weapons can be used clandestinely, and deaths might occur a period of time after the weapons are used Promethean power of (life) science: techniques that help sustain life can also be used to threaten it; It is conscionable that major policy discussions about bioscience development are wholly and entirely separate from major policy discussions about bio threats to international...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PACS 119 taught by Professor Cipolat during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '08