How might the growing scientific understanding of life processes facilitate the development of novel weapons? What might be done to prevent this outcome? How should research be undertaken into such possibilities? Biotechnology, Security and the Search for Limits examines growing concerns since 2001 regarding the international security of life science research in relation to biological weapons and bioterrorism. It does so through undertaking a novel method of social research with leading scientists. The book combines an examination of threats from bioweapons with a thoroughgoing examination of prospects and problems with a range of social research methods. In considering both research methods and security threats, Biotechnology, Security and the Search for Limits will appeal to those concerned with social problems, the sociology of science, conversation and discourse analysis, security studies, public policy, and action research.

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