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Bracing for a Biological Nightmare

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Science  07 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5301, pp. 745
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5301.745

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Leaders of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's new biology program say they made biological countermeasures a high priority after the Aum Shinrikyo religious group attacked passengers on Tokyo's subway trains with nerve gas in 1995 and after it was revealed that Iraq's military built an extensive bioweapons stockpile in the late 1980s.