Journal Article - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Weapons Lab

| January / February 2007

An Interview with Matthew S. Meselson

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"The lack of transparency in U.S. biodefense work is fostering a widespread perception that we are secretly developing novel threat agents and exploring novel bioweapons concepts. This constitutes a kind of psychological proliferation that risks eroding the constraints against military and paramilitary use of biological weapons. And aside from security considerations, secrecy in biological research will impede rather than foster the discovery and development of practical methods of prophylaxis and therapy of infective disease."

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For Academic Citation: Meselson, Matthew S.. Weapons Lab.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 63. no. 1. (January / February 2007):
49-55
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