Understanding Pathogenicity: Providing Information about Advances in Science and Technology to the Biological Weapons Convention
Center on Contemporary Conflict
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NAS will explore a new model for providing independent scientific input to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in a way that aligns with the interests and needs of scientific and technical experts as well as the diplomatic and policy communities. The project will support the intersessional program of work agreed upon by the 7th BWC Review Conference in December 2011. For the August 2014 BWC, NAS will focus on “What are the fundamental gaps in the understanding needed to advance the development of improved diagnostics and therapeutics or to advance the assessment of pathogen risk as these may affect the implementation of the BWC?” Continuing with the August 2015 BWC, NAS will investigate the production and delivery of biological agents, a topic that brings perspectives from the chemical field in addition to biology.
Performer: National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Principal Investigator: Katherine Bowman. FY: 2014-2015
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