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”.
The term ‘dual use’ has become a catchphrase for advances that can be used for good but also for malevolent purposes, including in the life sciences.
The establishment of a global observatory for gene editing would be a crucial step to determining how the potential of science can be better steered by the values and priorities of society.
Ethicists have outlined a new biosecurity framework specific to neurotechnology.
Conference highlights will include:
Bioscience is a worldwide multibillion-dollar business, and only a fraction of that work may be malicious.
The new version of the Guide to Canada's Export Controls comes into effect on August 11, 2017.
This report covers the September 2012 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which discussed existing programs for review, oversight, and communication of dual use research.