Toxins for terrorists

Breithaupt, Holger
October 2000
EMBO Reports;Oct2000, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p298
Academic Journal
"Black Biology," the research on bacteria, viruses and toxins for the purpose of creating weapons of mass destruction, is the nightmare of security experts in western countries and is also beginning to capture the attention of scientists and politicians. Among the countries that are suspected of developing biological weapons are those that have tried to build or acquire nuclear weapons, including North Korea, Libya and Iraq. Indeed, for a terrorist group to extinguish a metropolis like New York City, an atomic bomb would certainly not be the weapon of choice.


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