Cryptography techniques to screen synthetic DNA could help prevent the creation of dangerous pathogens, argues Professor Kevin Esvelt.
Researchers announced at a synthetic biology meeting in San Francisco that by using close relatives of the DNA-writing enzymes in living things, they can build DNA strands up to 150 nucleotide bases.
By engineering cells with synthetic biology components, the research team has experimentally demonstrated a proof-of-concept device enabling robust and reliable information exchanges between electrical and biological (molecular) domains.
Existing Australian regulation within the Gene Technology Act does address many of the concerns likely to arise in synthetic biology.
This presentation covers genetic engineering technology including economic data, regulations, and security.
Advances in science and technology are changing the nature of chemical and biological warfare, in many cases making these weapons easier and cheaper to develop.
A new emerging risks report urges re/insurers to engage with the expanding synthetic biology sector to support the development of new technologies and new risk transfer solutions.
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Assessing the potential GoF risks on engineered fast-growing microbes does not lead to a clear outcome that can be applied to all types of engineered fast-growing strains.
This report develops a framework to guide an assessment of the security concerns related to advances in synthetic biology, assesses the levels of concern warranted for such advances, and identifies options that could help mitigate those concerns.