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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.

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Study in Progress

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. Meetings for this study are ongoing.

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