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Science of Mass Destruction: How Biosecurity Became an Issue for Academies of Science

  • Koos van der Bruggen
Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)


The growing interest in biosecurity outlined in other chapters in this volume has reached the international academic arena. Many national and international scientific organisations are involved in these issues in a way they were not in the past; including national academies of sciences. This chapter concentrates on the role of the InterAcademy Panel (IAP) on International Affairs and on the debates and discussions in the Netherlands where the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) developed a national Code of Conduct for Biosecurity.


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