National Security and Biotechnology: Small Science with a Big Potential
Publication Date: July 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: National security; National Security; homeland security; biotechnology
Coverage: United States
Because dual-use biotechnologies developed in the private sector offer powerful tools to protect Americans from biological threats and to increase the military's operational capabilities, the federal government should promote international liability protection for developing and deploying new national security goods and services, promote scientific travel and exchanges, and assign a lead agency to coordinate biotechnology exploitation for national security.