Incubating Bioweapons

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Science  13 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5430, pp. 1019-1020
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5430.1019

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Biohazard The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World--Told from the Inside by the Man Who Ran It. Ken Alibek, with Stephen Handelman. Random House, New York, 1999. 335 pp. $24.95, C$37.95. ISBN 0-375-50231-9.

Alibek offers a fact-filled description of Soviet programs to cultivate biological agents and adapt them for use in weapons programs that he helped run until his 1992 defection.