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Georgetown student alleged to have ricin may have been a ‘threat to someone’

(The Washington Post) Prosecutors said Tuesday there is evidence that a Georgetown University student charged last week with possessing the biological toxin ricin may have wanted to poison someone with the powdery substance he learned about from the television show “Breaking Bad.” Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, was arrested last week after investigators discovered a potentially  Read More »

Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

(NPR) It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster: Villains bent on chaos set their sights on a food company — an easy target — with plans to lace its products with a chemical or pathogen. The hero finds out in time to save the day. Sound far-fetched? Not according to U.S. regulators who  Read More »

Bioterrorism Simulations Educate Unprepared Healthcare Workers

(Liberty Voice) Simulated exercises of bioterrorism events are now being used to educate and build confidence in healthcare workers. Multiple evaluations have thus far found many doctors and nurses do not feel ready to handle a bioterrorism event. Therefore it is hoped that these hands-on simulations will educate and prepare healthcare workers on how to  Read More »

Bioterrorism Simulations Educate Unprepared Healthcare Workers

Experts say synthetic biology makes bioterrorism more accessible

(Bio Prep Watch) Biodefense and counter-terrorism experts Patrick Rose and Adam Bernier said on Monday that advancements in synthetic biology could give more options to organizations that want to develop and pursue biological weapons. The pair published a two-part series on CBRNePortal explaining that advancements in synthetic biology and “DIYbio” have made biological weapons more  Read More »