Accession Number : AD1018292

Title :   Biotechnology: An Era of Hopes and Fears

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Air Force Institute of Technology Wright Patterson AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Douglas R

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Biotechnology capabilities continue to increase at a rapid pace. This increase in itself is not unexpected, unforeseen, or inherently good or bad. Increasing knowledge of genetics and cellular function, coupled with increases in computing power, is allowing development of novel, highly targeted treatments for all manners of disease and injury. The potential for breakthrough treatments is higher now than ever before. However, as knowledge and capability increase so does the ability to develop biological weapons with increasing lethality and precision. Every new treatment also represents a potential new weapon.

Descriptors :   biotechnology , genetic engineering , equine encephalitis , therapeutics , biological weapons , vaccines , gene therapy , human genome , immune system , proteins , viruses , fungi , health services

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE