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 Upcoming Events

Forum on Synthetic Biology
3rd Meeting
September 18-19, 2014
Washington, DC

Committee on Preparing the Next Generation of Policy Makers for Science-Based Decisions
2nd Meeting
October 9-10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
28th Meeting
October 14-15, 2014
Washington, DC

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Understanding Risk Frameworks for Emerging Technologies

SynBio DNA Helix

Video from the second meeting of CSTL's Forum on Synthetic Biology is now available.  The meeting was designed to stimulate discussion so as to gain a better understanding of what has been learned in recent decades with regards to managing risk in the context of emerging technologies and, specifically, how to apply that knowledge to synthetic biology.

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Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law

CSTL's 27th meeting was held on June 16-17, 2014 at the National Academies' Keck Center in Washington, DC. The meeting featured panel discussions of the following topics: 1) Emerging Issues in Neuroscience and Law; 2) Ethical and Legal Issues in Reading a Newborn's DNA Map; 3) Proof of Causation in Law; and 4) Patent Assertion Entitites.

Agenda

For more information about the June and future meetings, please contact Steven Kendall at skendall@nas.edu.
 

  CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

   Read media coverage of CSTL projects and activities 
here (or click on links below).

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

CSTL Meetings

  Latest Reports View more... 

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security

 

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security: A Framework for Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues

Perspectives on Research with H5N1 Avian Influenza

 

Perspectives on Research with H5N1 Avian Influenza: Scientific Inquiry, Communication, Controversy; Summary of a Workshop

International Animal Research Regulations

 

International Animal Research Regulations: Impact on Neuroscience Research; Workshop Summary
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition
 
 
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition

Press Release

 

Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigaton of the 2001 Anthrax Mailings

Press Release