Biosecurity struggles between safe and secure

Monday - 6/14/2010, 9:42am EDT

Randall Larsen, Director, Homeland Policy Institute and Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior associate at the Center for Biosecurity-UPMC

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The federal government runs research labs all over the country, many of them with dangerous pathogens and chemicals like Sarin gas locked up inside. But how do you keep someone with bad intent from getting ahold of those potentially fatal elements? Weapons of Mass Destruction Center CEO Randy Larsen tackles the subject in this week's installment of Science and National Security. He speaks with Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, a senior associate at the Center for Biosecurity-UPMC. She says there's a difference between keeping labs safe and secure.