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Mitigating the Risks of Synthetic Biology

A superb new paper by Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall. Mitigating the Risks of Synthetic Biology

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Tracking Down Smallpox Before It Kills Anew

A brilliant idea from Ken Bernard and Ken Coleman from the op-ed page in yesterday’s WSJ. OPINION Tracking Down Smallpox Before It Kills Anew Do more samples of the virus lie hidden in labs? Pay scientists who find them. By … Continue reading

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Penn and Teller on the Anti-Vaccine Idiots

I seriously doubt if anyone who reads this blog takes medical advice from former Playboy bunnies, but I must admit that I have family members who do. Since I know they are not likely to read lengthy reports from IOM … Continue reading

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Interview about WMD Center’s Report Card on Bio-Response Randall Larsen and Lynne Kidder talk about the WMD Center’s Bio-Response Report card with Luke Muehlhauser for MIRI

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John Snow Society Pump Handle Lecture Series 2013

Dr. D. A. Henderson explains how a $200 prize in 1950 changed his career path from cardiology to public health. What Dr. Henderson doesn’t say is that his decision not only changed his life, but ultimately changed the course of … Continue reading

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LA Times Article on Richard Danzig

Recently, an article appeared in the LA Times mischaracterizing one of the leaders of the efforts against bioterrorism as self-interested and inappropriately masking a conflict of interest. The following two letters, which appeared Sunday in the LA Times, better describe … Continue reading

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The Gatekeepers: The Movie You Must See

When I served as the chairman of the Department of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College, we used short segments from movies such as Crimson Tide and Dr. Strangelove to stimulate discussions with our students.  Later, the … Continue reading

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New Video Brief: Compensating Victims After a Nuclear Disaster – Ryan Morhard

Center for Biosecurity Associate Ryan Morhard explains the history of public liability insurance in the economics of nuclear power and the role of the Price-Anderson Act in facilitating the unprecedented growth of nuclear power in the US. He then discusses … Continue reading

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Statement of Colonel Randall J. Larsen, USAF (Ret) – House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence – November 15, 2012

Update – 2PM EST: Watch the hearing webcast here. Statement of Colonel Randall J. Larsen, USAF (Ret) Founding Director Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence November 15, 2012 Mr. … Continue reading

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Michael G. Kurilla Describes Key Contributions of NIAID to US Biosecurity: Part II

Michael G. Kurilla, MD, PhD Director Office of BioDefense Research Affairs, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Description Dr. Kurilla describes the key contributions of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to US biosecurity, including early … Continue reading

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