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US-UK Joint Workshop on Improving Intelligence Analysis for Emerging Biotechnology Threats

Workshop   13.09.2012






Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

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Organised by: ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum, College of Humanities & Social Science, University of Edinburgh

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Scientists, sociologists and security and policy experts from the USA and UK met in London on 13-14 September 2012 to discuss how best to improve intelligence assessments and analysis in relation to emerging security threats posed by developments in biotechnology.

Organised by the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum – which is based at the University of Edinburgh - the Improving Intelligence Analysis for Emerging Biotechnology Threats meeting set out to determine how best to enhance cooperation in anticipating, identifying, and responding to the possible risks posed by key technological developments within the life sciences, and the potential use of these by those seeking to pose threats or develop weapons.