Biological weapons threat in spotlight

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The United Nations Office at Geneva, where multilateral discussions on biological weapons have been taking place. Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Scientific advances unforeseen in the 1975 international treaty outlawing biological weapons, have made it more important than ever that the global community remains committed to addressing the potential threat they pose.

That's according to Dr Tom Inglesby from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who's been taking part in a meeting on disarmament in Geneva.

He told Daniel Johnson that because most biological research now takes place "far outside the control of government", a key objective should be to ensure that an information-sharing mechanism exists between industry and Member States.

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