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Who should we fear more: biohackers, disgruntled postdocs, or bad governments? a simple risk chain model of biorisk

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The biological risk landscape continues to evolve as developments in synthetic biology and biotechnology offer increasingly powerful tools to a widening pool of actors, including those who may consider carrying out a deliberate biological attack. However, it remains unclear whether it is the relatively large numbers of low-resourced actors or the small handful of high-powered actors who pose a greater biosecurity risk. To answer this question, this paper introduces a simple risk chain model o...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1089/hs.2019.0115

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5636-5402
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0934-8313
Publisher:
Mary Ann Liebert Publisher's website
Journal:
Health Security Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
155-163
Publication date:
2020-06-10
DOI:
EISSN:
2326-5108
ISSN:
2326-5094
Pmid:
32522112
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1113644
Local pid:
pubs:1113644
Deposit date:
2020-06-30

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