11 April 2017

New technologies can lead to sophisticated biological terrorism

DR Videnskab

Technologies such as CRISPR and synthesic biology can be used to develop biological weapons, expert Prof. Birger Lindberg Møller says, however also call for calm

Poison gas attacks on civilians by the Syrian regime and the missile attacks by US army on Syrian military bases raises questions how the international ban on chemical weapons the CWC convention from 1997 doesn't prevent chemical warfare. What is the difference to biological weapons? Prof. Birger Lindberg Møller was interviewed for the Danish National Broadcasting science page DR Videnskab about the implications for CRISPR and synthetic biology. 

Screenshot from DR Videnskab

Link to article here (in Danish): https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/viden/naturvidenskab/nye-teknologier-kan-foere-til-sofistikeret-biologisk-terror