Monday, August 18, 2008

Center’s Alan Pearson to Blog from International Meeting on Biological Weapons

Dr. Alan Pearson, Director of the Biological and Chemical Weapons Control Program at the Center, is attending and blogging from the 2008 Meeting of Experts of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) in Geneva all this week.

Click here to read his daily updates on the Center’s website.

The meeting will focus on the oversight and regulation of biodefense and other research in the life sciences, as well as measures to improve biosafety and biosecurity. These politically contentious issues have gained renewed attention in the United States following the FBI’s conclusion that the 2001 anthrax attacks were an inside job by Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins.

Background information on the BWC is available here, while information on key issues addressed at previous meetings is here.

And, of course, to learn more about the Center’s Biological and Chemical Weapons Control Program, click here.

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