Making the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
On November 16, 2016, CSTL's Forum on Synthetic Biology hosted a workshop titled Making the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy. The workshop was organized by an ad hoc planning committee to discuss current trends in synthetic biology, including international scientific and technical developments in synthetic biology; possible risks and benefits related to these developments; and legal, regulatory, and policy concerns. This Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief provides a factual summary of what occurred at the meeting.
Dual Use Research of Concern: Options for Future Management - A Workshop
On January 4, 2017, a CSTL ad hoc committee convened a workshop to explore options for communicating about dual use research of concern. Commissioned papers presented at the workshop considered such topics as mechanisms for control of information sharing, risk assessment, biosafety and biosecurity, international approaches to managing dual use research of concern, responsible research practices, and export control regimes.
The committee will issue a report that assesses the options presented in the commissioned papers and offers findings for consideration by future administrations.