Biocontainment Policy in a Robust Bioeconomy

Publication Date: July 2023

Deployed engineering biology products have the potential to reshape our environment, agriculture, human health, and more. Such impactful applications necessitate operation outside of traditional biocontainment vessels and thus require renewed biocontainment policies. Herein, EBRC highlights emerging biocontainment research, areas for investment, and horizon scanning activities to promote safe and responsible biotechnology innovation.

Keywords: engineering biology, executive order, biocontainment, gene drive, BSL, horizon scanning, equity, community engagement, public trust

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 2116166 and 2341279. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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