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The Resource Globalization, biosecurity, and the future of the life sciences, Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats, Development, Security, and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs Division, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies

Globalization, biosecurity, and the future of the life sciences, Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats, Development, Security, and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs Division, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Globalization, biosecurity, and the future of the life sciences
Title
Globalization, biosecurity, and the future of the life sciences
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats, Development, Security, and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs Division, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
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Subject
Language
eng
Additional physical form
Also available via the World Wide Web.
Cataloging source
EJB
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bioterrorism
  • Biological warfare
  • Biotechnology
Label
Globalization, biosecurity, and the future of the life sciences, Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats, Development, Security, and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs Division, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Link
http://fermat.nap.edu/catalog/11567.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Framing the issue -- Committee charge and process -- Emerging technologies in the life sciences -- Notable features of technological growth in the life sciences -- Definitions -- 20th century germ-based biowarfare -- Beating nature: is it possible to engineer a "better pathogen" -- Natural threats -- The evolution of pathogenicity: what does it take to cause disease? -- The importance of the host response -- Advancing technologies will alter the future threat spectrum -- The development and use of biological weapons -- Biological weapons are fundamentally different from other "weapons of mass destruction" -- The "arms race" metaphor and the difficult issue of secrecy -- The need to strike a balance: benefits of technological growth -- The dual-use dilemma -- Committee process -- Report road map -- Global drivers and trajectories of advanced life science technologies -- The global marketplace -- The Pharmaceutical industry -- Global growth of the biotechnology industry -- The Fledgling nanobiotechnology industry -- Agricultural biotechnology -- Industrial biotechnology -- Biodefense -- Global dispersion of knowledge -- Global Scientific productivity -- Global growth in biotech patent activity -- Information technology -- Global dispersion of people -- Trends in higher education -- A snapshot of the global technology landscape -- East Asia and the Pacific -- Eastern Europe and Central Asia -- Latin America and the Caribbean -- Middle East and North Africa -- South Asia -- Sub-Saharan Africa -- Summary -- Advances in technologies with relevance to biology: the future landscape -- A classification scheme for biological technologies -- Acquisition of novel biological or molecular diversity --DNA synthesis -- DNA shuffling -- Bioprospecting -- Combinatorial chemistry: generating chemical diversity -- High throughput screening -- Directed design -- Rational drug design -- Synthetic biology -- Genetic engineering of viruses -- Understanding and manipulating biological systems -- RNA interference -- High affinity binding reagents (aptamers and tadpoles) -- Computational biology and bioinformatics -- Systems biology -- Genomic medicine -- Modulators of homeostatic systems -- Production, delivery and packaging -- Plants as production platforms: "biopharming" -- Microfluidics and microfabrication -- Nanotechnology -- Aerosol technology -- Microencapsulation technology -- Gene therapy technologies -- Targeting biologically active materials to specific locations in the body -- The complementarity and synergy of technologies
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 299 p.
Isbn
9780309100328
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2006925454
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 2625364-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2625364
  • (Sirsi) o64030286
  • (OCoLC)64030286
Label
Globalization, biosecurity, and the future of the life sciences, Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats, Development, Security, and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs Division, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Link
http://fermat.nap.edu/catalog/11567.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Framing the issue -- Committee charge and process -- Emerging technologies in the life sciences -- Notable features of technological growth in the life sciences -- Definitions -- 20th century germ-based biowarfare -- Beating nature: is it possible to engineer a "better pathogen" -- Natural threats -- The evolution of pathogenicity: what does it take to cause disease? -- The importance of the host response -- Advancing technologies will alter the future threat spectrum -- The development and use of biological weapons -- Biological weapons are fundamentally different from other "weapons of mass destruction" -- The "arms race" metaphor and the difficult issue of secrecy -- The need to strike a balance: benefits of technological growth -- The dual-use dilemma -- Committee process -- Report road map -- Global drivers and trajectories of advanced life science technologies -- The global marketplace -- The Pharmaceutical industry -- Global growth of the biotechnology industry -- The Fledgling nanobiotechnology industry -- Agricultural biotechnology -- Industrial biotechnology -- Biodefense -- Global dispersion of knowledge -- Global Scientific productivity -- Global growth in biotech patent activity -- Information technology -- Global dispersion of people -- Trends in higher education -- A snapshot of the global technology landscape -- East Asia and the Pacific -- Eastern Europe and Central Asia -- Latin America and the Caribbean -- Middle East and North Africa -- South Asia -- Sub-Saharan Africa -- Summary -- Advances in technologies with relevance to biology: the future landscape -- A classification scheme for biological technologies -- Acquisition of novel biological or molecular diversity --DNA synthesis -- DNA shuffling -- Bioprospecting -- Combinatorial chemistry: generating chemical diversity -- High throughput screening -- Directed design -- Rational drug design -- Synthetic biology -- Genetic engineering of viruses -- Understanding and manipulating biological systems -- RNA interference -- High affinity binding reagents (aptamers and tadpoles) -- Computational biology and bioinformatics -- Systems biology -- Genomic medicine -- Modulators of homeostatic systems -- Production, delivery and packaging -- Plants as production platforms: "biopharming" -- Microfluidics and microfabrication -- Nanotechnology -- Aerosol technology -- Microencapsulation technology -- Gene therapy technologies -- Targeting biologically active materials to specific locations in the body -- The complementarity and synergy of technologies
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 299 p.
Isbn
9780309100328
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2006925454
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 2625364-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2625364
  • (Sirsi) o64030286
  • (OCoLC)64030286

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