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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 
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