Antibiotic Resistance and Dual Use

TitleAntibiotic Resistance and Dual Use
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsVallero, DA
ReporterPerspectives on the Professions
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBIOLOGY , emerging , humanities , MEDICINE , MILITARY , PHYSICS , PUBLIC , SCIENCE
AbstractThis informational article by Danliel A. Vallero serves as a starting point for group discussion of the possible misuse of emerging technologies, in this case, the dual use for drug-resistant bacteria which could pose a serious threat to human safety and well being. It is accompanied by an annotated presentation that addresses emerging technologies and ethical decision-making.
NotesThis material is based on a discussion in D.A. Vallero (2010). Environmental Biotechnology: A Biosystems Approach. Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. An annotated presentation entitled "Humility and Hubris in Science: The Rewards and Risks of Emerging Technologies" serves as a companion presentation to this case. The presentation can be downloaded in either PDF or Power Point format.