This paper surveys the views of senior US officials and legislators, former senior policymakers, and nongovernmental experts about the nature of the biological weapons threat.
This paper, in addition to highlighting general problems with taxonomy-based, microorganism-centric lists, discusses views that such lists may have the paradoxical effect of increasing the societal vulnerability to biological attack and natural epidemics by interfering with the sharing of microbial samples and hindering research on vaccines and therapeutics
This website was established to inform the public and the academic and private sector research communities about government policies related to the safe and secure conduct of biological research and the technologies arising out of the application of the life sciences
This detailed case study of Aum Shinrikyo (Aum) suggests several lessons for understanding attempts by other terrorist groups to acquire chemical or biological weapons
This report offers: an overview of current and emerging bioterrorism threats, fundamental expectations and evaluations for each of seven bio-response categories, an overview of challenges that affect the entire bio-response enterprise, and recommended priorities that will strengthen the nation’s bio-preparedness and response capabilities
This Strategy outlines how the US is preparing for, and will detect and respond to, a potential pandemic.
This document aims to expand the laboratory biosecurity concepts introduced in the Laboratory Biosafety Manual (LBM3) published in 2004, and to strike a balance between the long-known biosafety procedures and practices described in LBM3, and the more recent biosecurity concepts
This document, produced by the Canadian Minister of Health, was developed to guide government, industry, university, hospital, and other public health and microbiological laboratories in their development of biosafety policies and programs
This publication delves into the impact of the biotechnological revolution on US national security, which demands immediate attention and a coherent and proactive policy response
This document provides information regarding the issue of dual-use research.