Skip to Main Content
Committee on Science, Technology, and Law (CSTL) Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
The National Academies
The National Academies
Home ABOUT US COMMITTEE MEMBERS & STAFF CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS CSTL NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
Quick Links

Newsletter Icon

Read the latest CSTL Newsletter here.

We want to hear from you!

Comments? Opinions? Suggestions of topics for discussion? Submit them here.

 Upcoming Events

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

Contact Us
Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
The National Academies'
Keck Center, Room 570
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202 334-1713
Fax: 202 334-2530


 


    

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

CSTL Announces New Co-chairs

David Baltimore Judge David Tatel

CSTL is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Baltimore (President Emeritus and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology) and Judge David S. Tatel (U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit) as co-chairs.

Read Full Announcement

CSTL Member Harry T. Edwards Speaks at Inaugural Meeting of the National Commission on Forensic Science

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
 
On February 3, 2014, Judge Harry T. Edwards, CSTL member and Co-chair of the committee that wrote the 2009 CSTL report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, addressed the National Commission on Forensic Science at its first meeting. The commission, a new Federal Advisory Committee jointly chaired by the Department of Justice and the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been convened "to improve the practice of forensic science by developing guidance concerning the intersections between forensic science and the criminal justice system" and "develop policy recommendations for the U.S. Attorney General, including uniform codes for professional responsibility and requirements for formal training and certification."

Read Judge Edwards' remarks to the commission here.

  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