Biosecurity policy initiatives are ill-equipped to keep pace with the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with recent synthetic biology research and innovations.
During the past two decades, synthetic biology has fueled the U.S. and global bioeconomy. However, longstanding biosecurity frameworks are ill-equipped to keep pace with risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with more recent synthetic biology research and developments. Newer policy initiatives to promote and protect those innovations in the bioeconomy intend to address some of the associated risks and vulnerabilities. This article describes recent efforts to invest in and protect synthetic biology advances and the related bioeconomy, and focuses on policy developments and discourse within the U.S...
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