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National Research Council (US). Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Summary of an International Workshop. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.

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Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention: Summary of an International Workshop.

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WORKSHOP DISCUSSION SESSIONS AND FINAL REMARKS

In addition to the plenary presentations, the workshop featured two small-group breakout sessions and a final plenary discussion session in which participants were provided with questions that encouraged them to consider the most significant recent and predicted future developments in the areas discussed at the workshop, whether they thought these developments might affect concepts, materials, or delivery mechanisms related to biological weapons, and what technical hurdles could be overcome before there would be cause for concern. Participants were also asked to consider how developments in science and technology could affect biodefense, countermeasures, and mitigation capabilities to address emerging concerns, as well as how future S&T developments might continue to be effectively evaluated in the context of the BWC. The input provided by workshop participants during these sessions informed the discussions of the National Research Council’s Committee on Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention, and will be incorporated more fully in its forthcoming report.

Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.
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