Staying Safe in a Biology Revolution
- Explainer Video
CFR Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett explains the conundrum of dual-use research of concern (DURC), in which the same experiments that allow scientists to understand pandemics can also create dangerous pathogens. Combined with advances in synthetic biology and increasingly affordable technologies, there is the possibility for a true biology revolution.
To learn more about the debate surrounding the publication of H5N1 avian influenza research, read this working paper.