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Megan Palmer
Policy Briefs

Editing Biosecurity: Needs and Strategies for Governing Genome Editing

Megan Palmer, Megan Palmer, David Relman
2018

This study’s purpose was to highlight the changing safety and security landscape engendered by the emergence of new genome editing technologies, help policy-makers and other stakeholders navigate this space, and illuminate broader trends in the life sciences that may impact the biosecurity landscape.

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Journal Articles

On Defining Global Catastrophic Biological Risks

Megan Palmer, David Relman, Bruce C. Tiu, Amy S. Weissenbach
Health Security , 2017

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security has formulated an encompassing working definition of global catastrophic biological risks (GCBRs) that reflects diverse sources of risk and mechanisms of damage. The authors draw on their definition to highlight some important considerations for understanding and addressing GCBRs.

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Journal Articles

A More Systematic Approach to Biological Risk

Megan Palmer , David Relman, Frank Fukuyama
Science , 2015

Management of emerging risks in life science and technology requires new leadership and a sober assessment of the legacy of Asilomar.

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