Thursday, December 04, 2008
A bipartisan commission warned Congress that a biological weapon attack in the U.S. is likely within the next five years, and recommended that President-elect Barack Obama expand federal efforts for early detection of water- and airborne pathogens. "Our margin of safety is shrinking, not growing," the panel concluded in a report. Lab-on-a-chip technology that could sense biological agents could provide early detection of bioterrorism attacks, but so far deployment of the technology has been downplayed.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 4:46 AM