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Biodefense in the age of synthetic biology /

Committee on Strategies for Identifying and Addressing Potential Biodenfense Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

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Published: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2018]
Series: Consensus study report.
Topics: Synthetic biology - Moral and ethical aspects. | Biomedical engineering. | Synthetic biology - Security measures. | Synthetic Biology - ethics. | Biomedical Engineering - ethics. | Security Measures. | Bioterrorism - prevention & control. | RU ebook
Regions: United States.
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/roosevelt/detail.action?docID=5611351
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Main Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Strategies for Identifying and Addressing Potential Biodenfense Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology, author.
Physical Description: 1 online resource ( 188 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Includes: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9780309465199 (electronic bk.)
0309465192 (electronic bk.)
9780309465212 (electronic bk.)
0309465214 (electronic bk.)
(paperback)
(paperback)
Copyright: ©2018
Summary: "Scientific advances over the past several decades have accelerated the ability to engineer existing organisms and to potentially create novel ones not found in nature. Synthetic biology, which collectively refers to concepts, approaches, and tools that enable the modification or creation of biological organisms, is being pursued overwhelmingly for beneficial purposes ranging from reducing the burden of disease to improving agricultural yields to remediating pollution. Although the contributions synthetic biology can make in these and other areas hold great promise, it is also possible to imagine malicious uses that could threaten U.S. citizens and military personnel. Making informed decisions about how to address such concerns requires a realistic assessment of the capabilities that could be misused. To that end, the U.S. Department of Defense, working with other agencies involved in biodefense, asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to develop a framework to guide an assessment of the security concerns related to advances in synthetic biology, to assess the levels of concern warranted for such advances, and to identify options that could help mitigate those concerns"--Summary.
Notes: Electronic reproduction.
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More Details for: Biodefense in the age of synthetic biolo