Misuse of biology, Biology


Biological achievements are used against human race, e.g.

1.       Bioweapons anitbiotic resistant infective micro-organism are used in wars. e.g., Anthrax powder, the spore of bacterium Bacillus anthracis is used as effective weapon of bioterrorism. The most cmmon toxin, used as warfare agent is Botulinum toxin (BTX) produced by anaerobic bacteria Clostridium botulinum which causes acute food poisoning.

Some other toxin in bioweapons Ricin - obtained from a bean, Tricothecene - produced by fungal growth formed on poorly stored wheat.

2.       Sonography or Ultrasonnd : It is used to study in age and health of the foetus. The technique also provides information about the sex of the foetus. It has also led to abortions of the expected female child. Because of it government has banned sex determination of foetus by amniocentesis or sonography under Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994, except by genetic centres.

3.       Amniocentesis: A technique developed for detecting foetal abnormalities is being misused to know the sex of the foetus leading to female foeticide.

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