Psst! Al-Qaeda, Look Here
In an America nervous over bioterrorism … demanding registrations, reporting, background checks on scientists. Egypt, in a region roiled by terrorism, has no such laws.
…the bacteria at Ain Shams University are kept in a locked refrigerator, accessible by one authorized technician, in a laboratory protected by foolproof electronic keys, said Nabil Magdoub, microbe collection director.
"We have to be alert," he said, but not "unreasonable."
Can billions of dollars build biodefenses?