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Biosecurity

Scholarly Publications

A More Systematic Approach to Biological Risk

December 2015

Management of emerging risks in life science and technology requires new leadership and a sober assessment of the legacy of Asilomar.

New Game, New Rules: Limiting the Risks of Biological Engineering

September 2015

In an article published by the Council on Foreign Relations' Foreign Affairs magazine, David Relman and Marc Lipsitch examine recent advances in biological engineering as well as lapses in...

The Increasingly Compelling Moral Responsibilities of Life Scientists

March 2013

First paragraph of article:Many of my colleagues and fellow investigators in the life sciences were surprised in late 2011 to hear about the deliberate laboratory manipulation of highly pathogenic...

Other Publications

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, Spring 2008 Issue

April 2008

This issue of CHP/PCOR's Quarterly Update covers news from the Winter 2008 quarter and includes articles about: the Russian Mortality Crisis and the effect of Gorbachev’s anti-alcohol campaign on...

Five- and Ten-Year Homeland Security Goals

January 2007

Testimony before the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on "Five- and Ten-Year Homeland Security Goals." In the afternoon session on 30 January 2007, the...

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, spring 2004

April 2004

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers news and developments from the winter 2004 quarter.

News

Stanford Experts Reveal Latest “Doomsday Clock” Estimate

January 2016

The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity, according to Stanford experts.

U.S. Needs a New Approach for Governance of Risky Research

December 2015

The United States needs better oversight of risky biological research to reduce the likelihood of a bioengineered super virus escaping from the lab or being deliberately unleashed, according three...

Containing the Risks of Bioengineered Super Viruses

September 2015

Genetically engineered viruses could open up a Pandora's box of biosecurity threats. CISAC co-director David Relman explains how we can keep a lid on it.

Events

A Worst Practices Guide to Preventing Insider Threats

April 7, 2017

Please note that this event will start at 3:30 PMAbstract: High-security organizations around the world face devastating threats from insiders—trusted employees with access to sensitive information...

Can Biosecurity Scale? Policy and Technical Challenges Posed by Next Generation DNA Synthesis

October 7, 2016

Abstract: DNA synthesis providers form the primary biosecurity safety net for the synthetic biology industry.

Biotechnology and Security: Are We Prepared?

April 12, 2016

Abstract: Biotechnology is rapidly diffusing globally.

Multimedia

Ebola Panel

September 2014

Video of Ebola-Stanford Panel  The Ebola epidemic, which could affect hundreds of thousands of West Africans, can only be contained by rebuilding public trust and local health systems decimated by years of neglect, according to a panel convened by...

People

David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Drew Endy Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Mim John Miriam "Mim" John Affiliate