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By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Life Sciences, Committee on Education on Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences

The demanding situations and possibilities for schooling approximately twin Use concerns within the existence Sciences workshop was once held to interact the existence sciences neighborhood at the specific safeguard matters on the topic of learn with twin use power. greater than 60 individuals from virtually 30 international locations took half and integrated working towards lifestyles scientists, bioethics and biosecurity practitioners, and specialists within the layout of academic courses. The workshop sought to spot a baseline approximately (1) the level to which twin use matters are at present being incorporated in postsecondary schooling (undergraduate and postgraduate) within the existence sciences; (2) in what contexts that schooling is going on (e.g., in formal coursework, casual settings, as stand-alone matters or a part of extra basic education, and in what fields); and (3) what on-line academic fabrics addressing study within the existence sciences with twin use capability exist already.

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Analyzing a bioterror attack on the food supply: The case of botulinum toxin in milk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102(28):9984-9989.  Dual Use Research: In the life sciences, dual use refers to the pos­ sible beneficial or malevolent use of reagents, organisms, technologies, or information.  The term “biosecurity” illustrates some of the difficulties, for example. At its most basic, the term in some languages does not exist or is identical with “biosafety”; French, German, Russian, and Chinese are all examples of this immediate practical problem.

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