Biotech

U.S.-EU Synergy to Bolster Transatlantic Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing

U.S.-EU Synergy to Bolster Transatlantic Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Continued transatlantic partnership between the United States and the European Union is critical for mutual security, prosperity, and innovation, and the European Commission’s commitment to building the future with biotechnology aligns with ongoing efforts and strategies in the U.S. In the EC’s March 2024 communication, Building the […]

Gene Synthesis Security

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 […]

Biological Data White Paper 1: Biological Data as a Strategic Resource

B Biological Data White Paper 1: Biological Data as a Strategic Resource Biological data are the foundation of biotechnology innovation. Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are being used to extract useful insights from biological datasets to better design and use biotechnology products. However, strategic competitors and military adversaries could also use biological data in ways that […]

Biomanufacturing 101

Biomanufacturing 101 One of the most profound effects of the emerging biotechnology industry is the creation of new opportunities for bioproduction, or the use of biological systems to create clinical and commercial products. Download

Policy Options to Promote Biotechnology in the Defense and Intelligence Communities

Policy Options to Promote Biotechnology in the Defense and Intelligence Communities Emerging biotechnology has clear national security applications. We can imagine a future in which our war-fighters are fed, fueled, equipped, protected, treated, and healed, all thanks in part to biotechnology. We can also imagine a future where biotechnology can be used to promote American […]

DNA: Reading, Writing, and Editing

DNA: Reading, Writing, and Editing DNA, the building block of life, is at the center of groundbreaking advancements, from gene therapies for sickle cell anemia to breakthroughs in agriculture and biomanufacturing. Understanding DNA empowers us all to participate in the responsible governance and ethical use of these life-changing technologies. Download

Bioliteracy for the Age of Biology

Bioliteracy for the Age of Biology “Bioliteracy” is the concept of imbuing people, personnel, or teams with an understanding of — and ability to engage with — biology and biotechnology. The Commission believes that all Americans—including policymakers in the U.S. Government, students at all levels of education, current and future biotechnology workers, and the broader public—should […]