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Toward Biosecurity

Tara O’Toole, Thomas V. Inglesby
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March 15, 2003
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Biosecur Bioterror 2003;1(1):1-3

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
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One of the most important characteristics of our era is the prospect that powerful destructive technologies will be wielded by terrorist groups who wish to kill as many people as possible. While such prospects are becoming increasingly likely, they are not inevitable. To prevent such catastrophes, we must be able to imagine the tragic possibilities before us with the vividness and analytical precision necessary to establish coherent priorities and a course of action. We must begin with acknowledgement of some deeply disturbing realities.



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