A Survey of Attitudes and Actions on Dual Use Research in by American Association for the Advancement of Science,

By American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Life Sciences, Policy and Global Affairs, Security, and Cooperation Development, Committee on Assessing Fundamental Attitudes of

A similar applied sciences that gasoline medical advances additionally pose capability risks--that the information, instruments, and methods received via valid biotechnology study might be misused to create organic guns or for bioterrorism. this is referred to as the twin use hindrance of the existence sciences. but even examine with the best capability for misuse might supply major merits. deciding upon tips on how to constrain the chance with out harming crucial medical learn is necessary for nationwide safety in addition to prosperity and healthiness. This booklet discusses a 2007 survey of yank organization for the development of technological know-how (AAAS) participants within the lifestyles sciences approximately their wisdom of twin use matters and attitudes approximately their duties to assist mitigate the dangers of misuse in their examine. total, the consequences recommend that there's enormous aid for techniques to oversight that depend on measures which are built and applied via the clinical group itself. The responses additionally recommend that there's a have to make clear the scope of analysis actions of shock and to supply information approximately what activities scientists can take to minimize the danger that their examine may be misused by means of people with malicious rationale.

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Oversight” of dual use research of concern, 5. “Education and Training” of scientists and laboratory workers regarding dual use, 6. “Biosecurity issues raised by Synthetic Genomics,” and 7. 15 A number of the NSABB working groups have produced reports or proposals or undertaken activities. html. 24 DUAL USE RESEARCH IN THE LIFE SCIENCES research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied by others to pose a threat to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, or materiel (NSABB 2007:17).

A consequence of the proposal would be that the performance and communication of specific life sciences research falling within a narrow set of parameters could be prevented at a series of review stages, including potential review by a new international organization. Van Aken (2006) has also called for internationally harmonized and legally binding rules for conducting dual use research, in order to prevent the misuse of biological knowledge. Under the scientific self-governance approach, the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center supports responsible stewardship and self-governance by life scientists without mandated governmental restrictions (Kwik et al.

OpenDocument&unid=74C574F0A6E EC10EC12572BC00334CC5. 23 The IAP Biosecurity Working Group has members from the academies of China, Cuba, the Netherlands (chair), Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States. File/Master/5/399/Biosecurity%20St. pdf. html for further information about both meetings. A summary report of the 2nd International Forum was published by the National Research Council (NRC 2008). C. pdf. 26 A number of national academies have also undertaken activities. 27 The Royal Society has published a summary of its activities, which include a number of meetings and policy papers (Royal Society 2008).

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