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PacNet #21 – Biosecurity Can Reinvigorate the US-Japan Relationship

Just as the nuclear revolution profoundly affected international security in the 20th century, biotechnology, and the life sciences more broadly, with their growing capacity to understand and manipulate fundamental life processes, will have a profound impact on security in the 21st century. This offers great benefits as a means of responding to societal challenges related to public health, medicine, agriculture, and energy development. This is especially critical in the Asia-Pacific region, home to rapidly developing biotechnology industries.