A Proposed Framework for Identifying Potential Biodefense Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology: Interim Report (2017)

This report is the product of the US Department of Defense and other agencies involved in biodefense in response to the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine request that they develop a framework to guide an assessment of the security concerns related to advances in synthetic biology that would assess the level of concern warranted for various advances and identify areas of vulnerability.