Foreign Affairs Article

PrintPrint EmailEmail ShareShare CiteCite


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.

Request permission to republish or photocopy this Foreign Affairs article

Read full article at

More on This Topic

Op-Ed Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

Analyzing the relevance of the electoral college in the 2012 presidential election, Julia E. Sweig says, "Although slavery has since been...

Op-Ed Author: Ed Husain
New York Times

In the Middle East, there is a perception that President Obama and the United States cannot be relied upon. But Obama's reelection is now an...


Obama and the Middle East

Author: Elliott Abrams
National Review

In the coming months after his reelection, President Obama faces a number of Middle East crises, the most pressing of which are Iran and...