Advances in science and technology in the life sciences and their implications for biosecurity and arms control

Warmbrod, Kelsey Lane, Revill, James and Connell, Nancy (2020) Advances in science and technology in the life sciences and their implications for biosecurity and arms control. Project Report. UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Abstract

This report outlines a number of trends that are facilitating advances in different areas of the life sciences, including immunology, neuroscience, human genetics and reproductive science, agriculture and infectious disease. Research and development in these fields is overwhelmingly undertaken for peaceful purposes and potentially provides many benefits to society, the global economy, and future generations. However, the same areas of research raise a number of ethical, legal, safety and security concerns, including concerns that developments therein could feed into of new forms of biological weapons with different and potentially more damaging effects to those of the past.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Research Centres and Groups: Harvard Sussex Program
Depositing User: James Revill
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2021 13:24
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 13:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/98232
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