Call for bioweapons database

February 20, 2002 | Source: BBC

A database that contains the genetic details of all the bacteria and viruses
that could be used in a bioterrorist attack should be established, leading American scientists have said.
Other initiatives include greater security in laboratories where dangerous
microbes are kept and the development of new ways of diagnosing infections.
The researchers have also urged the US Government to engage with other
nations on biological weapons.

The scientists made their comments at the American Association for the
Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.