Gene Synthesis Security

The vision behind gene synthesis is to rapidly build any desired genetic sequence, whether it is found in nature or dreamed in our imagination. Each week, researchers from around the world order custom DNA sequences from dozens of international gene synthesis providers.

The responsible advancement of this industry includes understanding when there needs to be more concern over the process of synthesis. Gene synthesis security involves understanding a) whether the combination of sequences or the customer ordering them is concerning, b) whether the sequences printed match what was ordered, and c) who is responsible for acting when concerns arise.