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Law and Science Drive Technology in the War Against Bioterrorism

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dc.contributor.author Sutton, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-12T17:30:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-12T17:30:59Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation 26 Tech. in Soc'y 287 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/163
dc.description.abstract The US approach to defense against bioterrorism is necessarily constrained by existing legal frameworks. Biodefense research also responds to the development of new laws designed to address bioterrorism threats, but for the most part, technology is not driving the development of new law. While the biotechnology revolution has resulted in a wide range of biodefense applications, these can be used only within existing constitutional restraints and statutory frameworks. These rules, including safety precautions, privacy concerns, and compensatory systems, will continue to shape technologies to fit within those constraints. Several examples demonstrate that technology cannot be used in ways that threaten the legal foundations of our society. Thus technology is now being challenged to come up with more rule-sensitive approaches. In other areas, such as research priorities, progress toward an effective biodefense would be better served by prioritizing research according to scientifically based organizing principles. In order to reach the next level of effectiveness in biodefense, we must understand the complex interrelations of biotechnology and law. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Technology in Society
dc.subject Bioterrorism en_US
dc.subject Biodefense en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.subject Law en_US
dc.title Law and Science Drive Technology in the War Against Bioterrorism en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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