Dual-Use Education Concerns in Biotechnology: Pakistani Perspective

This report gives an understanding of the assessment, management and mitigation of the risk associated with dual-use of biotechnology and the laws, rules, legislation and regulation pertaining to these aspects is critical for promoting a safe scientific culture in Pakistan. It also documents results of the awareness raising surveys which were carried out to do gap analyses to judge the level of awareness among practitioners of science about the “Dual-Use Education”.

Leading scientists, backed by NIH, call for a global moratorium on creating ‘CRISPR babies’

Eighteen scientists from seven countries have called for “a global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing” — that is, changing DNA in sperm, eggs, or early embryos to make genetically altered children, alterations that would be passed on to future generations.