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About biosecureblog

Colonel Randall Larsen, USAF (Ret) -CEO, WMD Center -former Executive Director, Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism -former chairman, Department of Military Strategy and Operations, National War College

I have launched a new blog Inspiring and informative stories about public health heroes and the battles between the human race and infectious diseases  

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Flu Challenge Studies at NIH

Flu Challenge Studies at NIH

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Politics and Plagues

This short film highlights the extraordinary success of the smallpox eradication program and the political challenges of public health. Our elected leaders need to understand that in the 21st century, public health is a key element of national security. Politics and … Continue reading

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OPERATION WHITECOAT

OPERATION WHITECOAT, a documentary film will be released on June 1st. See a short preview: http://www.operationwhitecoatmovie.com During the Cold War, more than 2,300 non-combatant conscientious objectors from the Seventh-day Adventist Church volunteered to serve their country by participating in U.S. … Continue reading

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You may hold the cure for the next epidemic

Dr. Luciana Borio, Acting Chief Scientist, FDA  

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National Security Implications of CRISPR-CAS9

JAN 29, 2016 Gene Wars: Targeted Mutations Will Spawn Unique Dangers, And Soon Loren Thompson http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2016/01/29/gene-wars-targeted-mutations-will-spawn-unique-dangers-and-soon/#34afc30441d0 Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. In 2012, scientists discovered a cheap and easy way of editing genes that determine the biological features … Continue reading

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If Not Me, Then Who?

Dr. Lewis Rubinson talks about his experiences during the summer of 2014 at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. The physician he replaced had been infected with Ebola and evacuated. More than 20 nurses had been infected, and 15 had … Continue reading

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