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BMA warns of arrival of genetic weapons

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 30 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:283
  1. Uy Hoang
  1. BMJ

    The BMA has warned that the possibility of developing weapons genetically targeted at different ethnic groups could be just five years away.

    Dr Vivienne Nathanson, head of health policy research at the BMA, said, “It is important to emphasise that we are talking about technology and information that is becoming available now and will be available in the next few years. We have a window of opportunity before such weapons can …

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