Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program

Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.

Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.

Department of Defense (DOD)
DoD Under Investigation for Pathogen-Handling Mistakes
DoD Under Investigation for Pathogen-Handling Mistakes
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2015
US Defense Department labs are the subject of inquiry following several safety breaches concerning the handling of deadly bacteria and virus strains. 
Mistaken Anthrax Shipments
Mistaken Anthrax Shipments
Jef Akst | Jun 5, 2015
The Defense Department reports that live samples of the deadly bacterium may have been accidentally shipped to more than 50 labs in the U.S. and abroad.
Anthrax Mistakenly Shipped by Military
Anthrax Mistakenly Shipped by Military
Bob Grant | May 28, 2015
A US Army facility may have inadvertently sent live anthrax spores to government and commercial labs in nine states, and to one US Air Force base abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DARPA Puts Biotech at the Fore
DARPA Puts Biotech at the Fore
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2014
The U.S. Department of Defense is solidifying its focus on the life sciences with a new division of biotechnology.  
Bioterrorist Battles
Fran Hawthorne | Jan 1, 2012
A Swiss-based firm may have a back-door way to thwart a bioterrorist attack—by fighting the flu.