EMBO Reports 08/2006; 7 Spec No:S10-3. · 7.36 Impact Factor
EMBO Reports 07/2003; 4 Spec No:S57-60. · 7.36 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) received two major blows in the past months. Negotiations for a protocol to strengthen the BTWC came to a halt and the Fifth Review Conference was unable to reach agreement on a final declaration. In addition, ongoing research projects, predominantly in the United States, are threatening to undermine the comprehensive ban on the development, production and use of biological weapons. This article provides two examples of research that exploit perceived loopholes in the BTWC or impinge on the scope of the Convention, namely the planned use of biological agents for forced drug eradication and the development of anti-material agents.
Medicine Conflict and Survival 18(2):194-8.