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Committee on Dual Use Research of Concern: Options for Future Management
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January 4, 2017
Washington, DC

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Making the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy

SynBio DNA Helix


On November 16, 2016, an ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law's Forum on Synthetic Biology convened a workshop to discuss recent developments in synthetic biology and their implications for U.S. policy.  Funding for the workshop was been provided by the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Agilent Technologies.

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A summary report of the workshop proceedings will be issued later this year.

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Why Eyewitnesses Fail

Identifying the Culprit - Assessing Eyewitness Identification

At the recent TEDxSanDiego, Thomas D. Albright, co-chair of the committee that authored the 2014 CSTL report Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification, discussed the science behind eyewitness misidentifications.

View Dr. Albright's TED talk here.

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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
Final Research Regulations Report Cover

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