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February 9, 2015

Biotechnology
Mitigating the Risks of Synthetic Biology

Gigi Kwik Gronvall examines the increased use of synthetic biology—a nascent field that engineers biology to improve manufacturing and the development of medicines—in order to highlight the need for oversight and better regulation.

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July 15, 2013

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
H5N1

Overview Gigi Gronvall examines the controversy surrounding the publication of two H5N1 flu–transmission studies as a case study to illuminate why dual-use research of concern is not just a proble…

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February 13, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Guest Post: The Unknown Limits of Synthetic Biology

Helia Ighani is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Since 2001, major metropolitan cities have increasingly conducted gas and chemical attac…

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January 24, 2014

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 24, 2014

Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Report reveals that several of China’s top leaders hold trillions in offshore accounts. …

Supporters of Xu Zhiyong, one of China's most prominent rights advocates, shout slogans near a court where Xu's trial is being held, in Beijing on January 22, 2014. (Kim Kyung-hoon/Courtesy Reuters)