History, Agents, and Ethics of Researching Bioterrorism

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Bioterrorism is the deliberate release of biological agents used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. In this age of information and biotechnology, the potential to develop a bioterror agent is more possible than ever. UCSC Biomolecular Engineering Professor Rebecca DuBois will discuss the history and current threats of bioterrorism. She will also discuss the ethical considerations of studying and publishing information on potential bioterror agents.