"The most inclusive definition of biosecurity is explained as a security against the inadvertent, inappropriate, or intentional malicious or malevolent use of potentially dangerous biological agents or biotechnology, including the development, production, stockpiling, or use of biological weapons as well as outbreaks of newly emergent and epidemic disease"" and it is defined by The National Academies of Science . This definition is analogous to that of health security. The advance of the life sciences and biotechnology has the potential to bring great benefits to humankind through responding to societal challenges. However, it is also possible that such advances could be exploited for hostile purposes, something evidenced in a small number of incidents of bioterrorism, but more particularly by the series of large-scale offensive biological warfare programs carried out by major states in the last century .The US Select Agent Regulations include: Facility registration if it possesses one of 81 Select Agents; Facility must designate a Responsible Official; Background checks for individuals with access to Select Agents; Access controls for areas and containers that contain Select Agents; Detailed inventory requirements for Select Agents ;Security, safety, and emergency response plans ;Safety and security training and inspections ;Regulation of transfers of Select Agents ;Extensive documentation and record keeping.
OMICS Group International is one of the leading Open Access Publishing houses, which has around 700+ peer-reviewed journals, 50,000+ editorial board members, and highly qualified, expert reviewers to meet the objectives of the Peer-Review Process. OMICS Group International peer-review policies are highly appreciated, accepted and adaptable to the criteria that have been prescribed by the international agencies such as NIH, PubMed etc. OMICS Group International also organizes 3000+ International Scientific Conferences per year globally. OMICS journals have great deal of information out there on scientific topics. However, whether it can be trusted or not is a key issue at present. One of the most acceptable and proven process adopted in majority reputed international journals is peer reviewing.
Last date updated on June, 2014