International Women’s Conference on Preventing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction to Non-State Actors

In line with the Secretary General Agenda for Disarmament and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, in partnership with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), will convene a three-day international conference to strengthen women’s participation in Peace and Security, Disarmament and efforts to prevent the proliferation of WMDs to non-State actors. 

Reading the Body’s History of Threat Exposure

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Epigenetic Characterization and Observation (ECHO) program seeks to build a field-deployable technology that reads a person’s epigenome and identifies signatures that indicate whether they have ever been exposed to materials that could be associated with weapons of mass destruction.  

Safeguarding the Bioeconomy III: Securing Life Sciences Data - Meeting Recap

Advances in the life sciences are increasingly integrated with fields such as materials science, information technology, and nanotechnology to impact the global economy. Although not traditionally viewed as part of bio-technology, information technology and data science have become major components of the biological sciences as researchers move toward –omics experimental approaches.

Safeguarding the Bioeconomy: Applications and Implications of Emerging Science - Meeting Recap

This meeting recap was prepared by staff of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (“Academies”) as an informal record of issues that were discussed during public sessions of the Academies’ Workshop on Safeguarding the Bioeconomy: Applications and Implications for Emerging Science, held on July 27 and 28, 2015. This document was prepared for information purposes only and as a supplement to the meeting agenda.