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Website of the Week for May 15, 2006

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

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Federation of American Scientists, Biosecurity and Biodefense Resource,

This website identifies organizations that "represent various perspectives on what actions individual scientists, research institutions, science journals, the public, and government can do to minimize the threat of bioterrorism while maximizing the benefits of life science research."

Included are:

  • international organizations (e.g., the BioWeapons Prevention Project, the International Coalition of the Red Cross, and the U.N. Department for Disarmament Affairs)
  • nongovernmental organizations (e.g., the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Nuclear Threat Initiative)
  • organizations providing information on biological threat agents (e.g., the Michigan State Medical Society Biodefense Resource Center; the Texas Department of State Health Services, Information on Biological Agents and Bioterrorism Resources; and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Biosecurity)
  • U.S. government agencies (e.g., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Preparedness and Response Program; the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense; and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense)
  • university policy centers (e.g., the Emory University Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, the St. Louis University Institute for Biosecurity, and the UW Forum on Science Ethics and Policy)


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