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Interpol Chief Warns on Terror Readiness

The world’s law enforcement agencies still are ill-equipped to block a bioterrorist attack and need governments and research institutions to keep better track of pathogens that can be turned into weapons, according to the head of Interpol, an international organization of police forces. Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble told an American Bar Association committee Tuesday that governments should pass laws governing the use of pathogens and that universities and researchers should make sure they know everyone working with such potentially dangerous substances. “This is a threat that demands preventive action,” Noble said. “The use of a disease as a weapon would be … the ultimate crime against humanity.” Full Story

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