Prominent Defense Publication Warns of Inadequate Controls on Ethnic Weapons
World-wide advances in laboratory technology mean that it will not be long before any country could theoretically develop an ethnic weapon arsenal.
United Nations Alarmed
The spectre of new biological weapons made possible by the mapping of the human genome makes it more urgent than ever to prevent biotechnology research from being hijacked for evil purposes.
Iranians Hiring Russians to Develop Ethnic Weapons?
The prospect of targeting human genes is the most chilling possibility of all, military experts agree.
Israelis Developing Ethnic Weapons?
Israel is trying to identity genes carried only by Arabs that could be used to develop a biological weapon that would harm Arabs but not Jews, the Sunday Times reported.
Biowar and the Apartheid Legacy
The Washington Post reported thatnique, race-specific strains of biotoxins were available on the world market-for the right price or the right ideology.
GE Biological "Ethnic" Weapons Loom on the Horizon
A designer plague that would only kill Serbs or a toxin engineered to affect Israelis or Kurds does not exist yet but advances in biotechnology and the mapping of all human genes could be misused to develop lethal weapons within five to 10 years.
"Ethnic Weapons," Military review, November 1970, pp. 3-11. Contains references to organisms that "detect" ethnicity. This publication is the official journal of the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
Gene Wars: Military Control Over the New Genetic Technologies, New York, Beech Tree, 1988, 302 pages. I am attempting to obtain a copy of this book.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Labs Lawrence Berkeley Labs
U.S. Human Genome Project :DOE and NIH Human Genome Research Sites
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol2no1/perkins.htm -- Unexplained Deaths Due to Possibly Infectious Causes in the United States: Defining the Problem and Designing Surveillance and Laboratory Approaches. Many new infectious diseases have been identified in the United States during the last several decades (1). Among these are AIDS, Legionnaires' disease, toxic-shock syndrome, hepatitis C, and most recently, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; all caused serious illness and death. In each instance, the disease was recognized through investigation of illness for which no cause had been identified. Retrospective studies of these and other newly recognized infectious diseases often identified cases that occurred before the recognition of the new agent; therefore, a more sensitive detection system may make the earlier recognition of new infectious agents possible.
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