Advancement in Biotechnology Could Pose Challenges to Arms Control

It is being said that biotechnology poses threats to arms control in the coming decades. There are chances that biotechnology could be misused by some people who might be having the necessary technical competence. The threats are being posed by the fast pace of technological change and the slowness of multilateral ratification along with questionable suitability of inspections and monitoring to small scale technology. This should not deter rather it should lead to construction of an appropriate web of prevention and response which would enable the world to benefit from this technology and minimize the dangers posed by it. There are chances that this technology could be misused in areas of immunology, molecular biology and other areas of research. This could prove to be dangerous for animals, human beings, species or crops. A number of problems could be posed by biotechnology and steps should be taken to curb it before it causes a big problem.

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