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Germs Gone Wild: How the Unchecked Development of Domestic Biodefense Research Threatens America

King, Kenneth

Published by Pegasus Books, New York, 2010
ISBN 10: 1605981001 / ISBN 13: 9781605981000
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Title: Germs Gone Wild: How the Unchecked ...

Publisher: Pegasus Books, New York

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

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Battling a new generation of corporate giants and uncovering threats right in our own backyard, the author reveals the massive expansion of America's bio-defense research labs and the culture of deception surrounding hundreds of facilities that have opened since 9/11. First printing like new. Size: 6½" - 9½" First Printing 0.0 First Printing First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # 272990

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A shocking exposé of the reckless proliferation of bio-weapon research and the threat this poses to everyday Americans.

Battling a new generation of corporate giants and uncovering threats right in our own backyard, Kenneth King?s Germs Gone Wild reveals the massive expansion of America's bio-defense research labs and the culture of deception surrounding hundreds of facilities that have opened since 9/11.

King experienced the menace of bio-defense research firsthand when local government and business leaders tried to lure a new facility to his hometown in Kentucky. Researching the safety claims, he not only found many of them to be completely false, but was also horrified by the lack of oversight and the recklessness with which these labs genetically modified pathogens like smallpox, Ebola, and influenza without a care for what happened to the public if there was ever a ?leak.?

And yet the greed that drove the development of these labs has effectively counteracted any cautionary checks by the government and universities. All have been seduced by the economic gains and corporate stipends that come with compliance and turning a blind eye. But now, the reality of these labs and the germs they manipulate will finally be brought to light, as King examines the controversies surrounding plants from Maryland to Boston and Utah, to the Department of Homeland Security?s dubious National Bio-and-Agro-Facility (NBAF) project, and the precautions?or lack thereof?being taken to protect us all from a deadly pandemic.

About the Author: Kenneth King holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and a JD from Vanderbilt School of law. King teaches at Western Kentucky University.

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