Is the brain the next target?

Catalog of ArmsIs the brain the next target of terrorism?

The possibilities are frightening and progress rapid.

Two leading researchers of biological weapons present their concerns, and argue scientists need to take action now on the status of brain science and its potential for military application to enhance soldier performance, to develop new weapons and to facilitate interrogation.

Several generic approaches to containing the malign applications of biology are shown, and it is concluded that success or failure in doing so will be significantly dependent on the active involvement of the scientific and medical communities.

If such applications are pursued, they will also expand the options available to torturers, dictators and terrorists.

Bioterrorism and the brain
An inventory prepared by the United Nations.