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January 31, 2006

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Vigilance among the world's scientists, an expanded view of bioterrorism threats, and a stronger public health infrastructure are needed to reduce the growing risk that new advances in the life sciences and related technologies will be used to create novel biological weapons or misused by careless individuals, says a report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.

Co-chair Stanley M. Lemon, director, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and co-chair David A. Relman, associate professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.