The New Biological Weapons: Threat, Proliferation, and Control

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Index
abrin, 21, 47, 49, 146
Abrus precatorius (jequirity bean), 47
acetylcholine, 30, 56, 74, 75, 76, 92
acetylcho linesterase, 30
acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) 60, 119
adenovirus (es), 129
Ad Hoc Group (BTWC), 135, 141, 144, 148, 149; mandate, 136
aerobiology, 104, 105, 108, 136, aerosol (s): attack 51, 108; behavior in lung, 108; delivery 40, 110; environmental stability, 41; infection, 106, 136; inhalation, 73–75, 83, 95, 109; Iraqi research, 146; respirable, 51, 54; stability, 41; vaccination, 106
aflatoxin (s), 117; as biological weapons agent, 22, 48, 117; bombs, 117; as “ethnic” weapon, 22, 125
African bees, 47
agent 2, 4–D, 25–27, 123
agent 2, 4, 5–T, 25, 27, 123
Agent 15, 117, 118
Agent Blue, 25
Agent BZ, 30, 118
Agent KF (4-fluoro phenoxyacetic
acid), 123
Agent Orange, 25; use in Vietnam, 27
Agent XR, 21
agricultural warfare, 123
Alibek, Ken, 59, 83, 105, 108, 110, 119
alkaloids, 47
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 33
amino acids, 53, 55, 70, 74, 80, 81, 91, 92
anthrax, 11, 18, 104, 120, 146; aerosol delivery to lungs, 110; as biological weapons agent, 11, 18, 22, 34, 41, 59; industrial inhalation, 106; weapons-grade agents, 108, 117, 120
Anti-Ballistic Missile System Treaty (ABM; 1972), 3, 5, 158
antibiotic resistance, 41; of plague, 11
antibody: -enzyme complex, 112; in humoral immunity, 61; monoclonal, 21, 112; proteins, 21; -receptor sites, 21; response, 48, specific, 37; -toxin chimeric molecules, 21, 112, antigen (s), 61
antipersonnel: agents, 17, 19; mine (s), 9, 10, 89, 154, 155; munition (s), 19
antiplant/crop agents, 19, 24–26, 27
antitoxin, 19, 20
arms: limitation, 4; race, 3, 99; regulation, 4, 6
arms control, 2–11, 150, 155; agreements, 139, 149, 154, 157, 158; and bacterial toxins, 53, 54; and biological weapons, 134, 149; and biotechnology revolution, 11; and chemical weapons, 134, 139, 149; coercive, 4, 6; Cold War conception, 10; competitive, 3, 6, 7; and conventional weapons, 139, 158; cooperative, 3, 6, 7; international, 10, 30; and League of Nations, 6; and nuclear weapons, 139; and

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Tables & Figures vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • 1 - Technological Change and Arms Control 1
  • References *
  • 2 - Operational Toxin and Bioregulatory Weapons 17
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  • 3 - Concerns About the Misuses of Biotechnology 33
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  • 4 - Toxins 45
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  • 5 - Bioregulatory Peptides 67
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  • 6 - Specificity: Receptors 87
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  • 7 - Agent Delivery 103
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  • 8 - Targets 117
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  • 9 - Can the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Be Strengthened? 133
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  • 10 - The Future of Arms Control 153
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  • Acronyms & Abbreviations 163
  • Further Reading 167
  • Index 169
  • About the Book 181
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