BIOTECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION AND POTENTIAL MILITARY APPLICATIONS
Keywords:Biotechnology revolution, genetic modification, civilian, military applications, dual use
In the 21st century, biotechnology is no doubt one of the fields in science and technology with the most developmental potential. Modern-day biotechnology is a multidisciplinary field where its utility has grown from traditional uses like agriculture and medicine. The ongoing revolution in biotechnology has great potential for application for both civilian and military uses. This review describes the major biotechnological revolution as well as some aspects of their general usefulness. Furthermore the application of the major research breakthroughs in biotechnology to military operations is discussed. Major militaristic utility of biotechnology are in therapeutics, electronics and computing, materials and logistics and biodefence.
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