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Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure

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In the years since the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent lethal anthrax letters the United States has spent billions of dollars on measures to defend the population against the threat of biological weapons. But as Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester argue forcefully in Breeding Bio Insecurity, all that money and effort hasn't made us any safer in fact, it has made us more vulnerable.

Breeding Bio Insecurity reveals the mistakes made to this point and lays out the necessary steps to set us on the path toward true biosecurity. The fundamental problem with the current approach, according to the

Synopsis:

This book argues that the conditions of research in bioweapons and biosecurity pose a greater risk to health and security of Americans than do bioterrorist attacks, but that this risk can be countered and defeated with greater efforts against infectious d

About the Author

Lynn C. Klotz is senior science fellow with the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Edward J. Sylvester is a science journalist and the author of three books on cutting-edge medical research, as well as the highly acclaimed The Gene Age, in which he and Lynn Klotz introduced lay audiences to the emerging biotechnology revolution.

Table of Contents

Dangerous crossing — A future bright and dark — A hawk turns to peace, doves go to war — Devils we've known — Paranoia begets permissiveness — Dangerous acquaintances — Who's minding the store? — All roads must lead to public health — Down to grass roots — Acting globally.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226444079
Subtitle:
How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Creator:
Lynn C. Klotz
Author:
Klotz, Lynn C.
Author:
Edward J. Sylvester
Author:
Sylvester, Edward J.
Author:
Lynn C. Klotz
Subject:
United States Military policy.
Subject:
Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Bacteriology
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091015
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
260

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
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Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Microbiology

Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure
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