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Clinton Addresses Biological Weapons Conference In Geneva
2011-12-07 10:49:45

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today addressed the Biological Weapons Convention -- a 1975 treaty outlawing their production and use -- in Geneva. Clinton is seeking to rally international efforts against the biological weapon threat, warning of the potential that new gene assembly technology could be used by terrorist groups to create new biological weapons. She said the emerging gene synthesis industry offers benefits to researchers “but it could also potentially be used...

Children Will Not Be Given Anthrax Vaccine, For Now
2011-10-31 11:40:45

A government advisory board said on Friday that for now, children will not be given an anthrax vaccine. The board said that ethical issues need to be resolved before the vaccine can be tested in children to be sure it is safe. The government has stockpiled the vaccine due to concerns of terrorist using it as a biological weapon. The National Biodefense Science Board said on Friday that a separate review board should look into the ethical issues of doing such tests in children. The...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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