DERMATOLOGY BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS

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In the years 1941-1942, the G.B. makes experiments with anthrax on Scottish islands. Forty years later (1982) Insland Gruinard is still heavily contaminated. Despite all attempts to disinfect the island, the spores of this experiment have led to quarantine them for 48 years, until 1990. In 1986 a specialized company was paid half a million pounds to decontaminate the 520-acre island, scattering on the ground 280 tons of formaldehyde in dilute 2000 tons of seawater. Today if someone...

Ron Walters on the “National Interagency Genome Science Coordinating Committee”

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Ron Walters from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discusses the federal response to threats of bioterrorism on June 2, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

M. Sofi Ibrahim on "Whole-Genome Resequencing"

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M. Sofi Ibrahim of the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases discusses viral hemorrhagic fevers at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 27, 2009.

BIOTERRORISM: PLAGUE AS A BIOLOGICAL WEAPON

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Bioterrorism is the utilization of microorganisms or toxins in order to produce a disease and/or death in human beings, animals or plants. Different from conventional weaponry, relatively economic means are used that allow the elimination of living beings without destroying the surrounding atmosphere. The most probably method for spread of bioweapons is aerial transmission, continuing into water supplies and food. The CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta) has...