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Philip R. Egert

Philip R. Egert received his Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia campus. His research focuses on biological dual-use research of concern. He has over 30 years of experience with chemical, biological, and nuclear systems as a private consultant and defense contractor. He is managing director of a private consulting firm that provides research on the social construction of large-scale technological systems and their failures, and the security-social balance in national dual-use biotechnology policies.

It’s Getting Too Easy to Create Dangerous Viruses

The upcoming national biodefense strategy should ensure that scientific journals don’t help terrorists learn how.