|Research leads to Weaponization|
The United Nations says great efforts need to be taken to prevent cases of biological terrorism.
A UN official delivered the warning at the BioDesign Forum on synthetic biology being held in the UK.
Piers Millet from the UN's Biological Weapons Convention said there was no global organisation to ensure biotech was not used for "nefarious" purposes. But international bodies did exist to watch out for nuclear and chemical weapons, he told the Cambridge meeting. "If you look at the history of the last century we see a very clear trend - every time we make a major step forward in our understanding of biology, we find a weapons application for it," he said.
Eugenics & BioWeapons