Leonid F. Ryabikhin

Articles by Leonid F. Ryabikhin

20 February 2008

Why biodefense research is necessary

Bioscience and biotechnology have an inherent dual-use nature, and genetic information, as an integral part of bioscience, has the same nature. So, yes, the availability of genetic information is dangerous.

3 January 2008

The danger is too great to allow unrestricted access

There appears to be some consensus. As Iris Hunger wrote: "Is the availability of genetic
information dangerous? Certainly."

29 November 2007

Some biological information should be restricted

Security experts, members of the arms control community, and bioscientists routinely name
bioterrorism as one of the most challenging threats to national and international security. In my
view, they have overestimated the potential use of biological agents by terrorist groups or