Registration for the March 13, 2014 CSTL Synthetic Biology Forum meeting,
Understanding Risk Frameworks for Emerging Technologies, is now OPEN.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
CSTL Announces New Co-chairs
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
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