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Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book describes the nuances of technological development in a purely scientific manner and provides a social perspective to their relevance for future warfare and for issues such as disarmament and arms control, as well as their impact on the environment. The book begins with a focus on the research going on in several developed countries in the last decade—some of them for nearly two decades now—and then narrows its focus on India and a few developing countries.

Military Applicability of Biotechnology
Military applicability of biotechnology

As discussed in Chapter 4, the end of the 20th century saw the process of manipulation of matter at the atomic level and got some success. These developments demonstrated that what once was thought as a science fiction is rapidly becoming a science reality. Almost, during the same time period one more technology has started demonstrating its strength. This technology has also made a jump from the ‘fiction category’ to the ‘reality category’. This technology is the twin sister of nanotechnology and is called biotechnology. Today, both these technologies are rapidly emerging as growing businesses demonstrating immense potential for the future. The lines between both these technologies are also found to be blurring and these technologies both individually ...

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