Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction: A Global Framework for Accessible, Safe and Secure DNA Synthesis

The Nuclear Threat Initiative and the World Economic Forum's Working Group on Preventing Illicit Gene Synthesis was tasked with developing "the basis for a durable, global norm to prevent the misuse of synthetic DNA and for a possible mechanism that could facilitate the implementation of such norms." This report provides a summary of the Group's findings along with recommendations for further action.

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.