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Keeping Science in the Right Hands

Policing the New Biological Frontier

Author: Ronald K. Noble
November/December 2013
Foreign Affairs


Ongoing research and discoveries in the life sciences -- the latest and most promising involving synthetic biology -- have led to extraordinary advances that will benefit society. But criminals and terrorists could manipulate such advances to disrupt public safety and national security. Since its founding in 1923, Interpol has learned that the most effective way to keep up with a constantly changing world is by engaging law enforcement and consulting experts in its 190 member countries.

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