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Recently Springer Link published B. D. Trump et al. (eds.), Emerging Threats of Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C

  Recently Springer Link published B. D. Trump et al. (eds.), Emerging     Threats of Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology, NATO Science for Peace    and Security Series C: The book identifies potential biosecurity  governing strategies for synthetic biology and biotechnologies. It describes potential   human and environmental health risks associated with dual use   technologies such as synthetic biology and biotechnology

  In it Chapter 5 Responsible Governance of Biosecurity in Armenia is   authored by Ineke Malsch and Maria Espona. This chapter analyses a   case study of responsible governance of dual use life sciences and   biosecurity in Armenia. It is based on materials presented during a   Responsible Research and Innovation Course in Armenia, held on 17–19   May 2019.

  The course was organized as part of the ISTC Targeted Initiative (TI) on     CBRN Export Control and Dual Use in Central Asia. The focus of the case   study is on ethical aspects and how collective responsibility for biosecurity   can be organized, in order to prevent innovation from undermining     international law prohibiting hostile uses of life sciences.


The publication can be accessed here: Emergency Threats of Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology



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