New Game, New Rules: Limiting the Risks of Biological Engineering

In an article published by the Council on Foreign Relations' Foreign Affairs magazine, David Relman and Marc Lipsitch examine recent advances in biological engineering as well as lapses in laboratory security in the context of biosafety and biosecurity concerns. The authors argue that current oversight is ill-equipped to handle the potential risks that can result from this type of research, and call for improved oversight mechanisms that involve diverse stakeholders to better govern these fields.