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NEW REPORT!

Making the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

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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.

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Dual Use Research of Concern: Options for Future Management - A Workshop

Dual Use Reserch of Concern

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.

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CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

Read media coverage of CSTL projects and activities 
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Human Gene Editing Summit
University Research Regulations

Gain-of-Function Research
Eyewitness Identification
Synthetic Biology Forum
International Animal Research Regulations
H5N1 Research Controversy
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition
Six Party Synthetic Biology Symposia
Anthrax Mailings Report
University Intellectual Property
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Synthetic Biology Symposium
Forensic Science
Science and Security   
Human Dosing Studies

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Eyewitness Performance Research

 
Review of Proposals for Research on Statistical Methodologies for Assessing Variables in Eyewitness Performance
Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research - Final

Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century

Gene Editing Summit Meeting in Brief

 

International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research

 
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of a Workshop
Identifying the Culprit - Assessing Eyewitness Identification

 
Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification