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Microbiomes of the Built Environment

This report examines the formation and function of microbial communities in built environments and the impacts of such microbial communities on human health. The study outlines a proposed research agenda that will assist in moving the field from rseearch to application. Click here to download a free PDF of the report!


Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology

This study examined the future products of biotechnology, identfied the kinds of products that may be produced in the next 10 years, and provided advice on the scientific capabilities, tools, and expertise that may be necessary to regulate these forthcoming products.

Interim Report

Biodefense Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology

An ad hoc committee is investigating the changing nature of the biodefense threat in the age of synthetic biology, specifically focusing on the manipulation of biological functions, systems, or microorganisms resulting in the production of disease-causing agents or viruses. The study's interim report has just been released - click here to download a free PDF of the report!



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