Biological Warfare

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

By Donald G. McNeil Jr. The N.I.H. will create expert panels to assess controversial research into creating pathogens that easily infect humans. Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal. Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the … Continue reading A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

Blood & Fog: The Military’s Germ Warfare Tests In San Francisco

By Rebecca Kreston The Nuremberg Code was drafted in 1947 following the appalling revelations of human experimentation committed in Nazi concentration camps. The overarching goal of the Code was to establish a set of rules for the ethical conduct of research using human subjects, guaranteeing that the rights and welfare of such participants would be … Continue reading Blood & Fog: The Military’s Germ Warfare Tests In San Francisco