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What is the Bio-threat?

What is the Bio-threat?

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Infectious diseases kill more than 17 million people each
year, yet the biological agents responsible only make headlines during
horrifying epidemics, like the Ebola outbreak of 2014, or following a terrorist
attack like the 2001 anthrax letter attacks.

The Bio-threat is one of the most serious global security
challenges today, but what is it? Is enough being done to prevent catastrophe?  

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Common Mechanism to Prevent Illicit Gene Synthesis

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Common Mechanism to Prevent Illicit Gene Synthesis

As part of the Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative, NTI launched a group to develop a Common Mechanism to Prevent Illicit Gene Synthesis




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