Benchtop DNA Synthesis Devices: Capabilities, Biosecurity Implications, and Governance
A new NTI | bio report describes the status of benchtop DNA synthesis devices, explains the risks for biosecurity, and recommends action and oversight by governments, industry, and the scientific community.
Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats
A new NTI | bio report released today on the sidelines of the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties, “Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats,” outlines actionable recommendations for the international community to bolster prevention and response capabilities for high-consequence biological events.
Connecting the Pillars of the NPT: Multilateral Disarmament Verification and Non-Proliferation
To support full implementation of the NPT, it is crucial to find a way for non-nuclear weapon states to fulfill their obligation to contribute to disarmament without accessing nuclear weapons or knowledge of their designs, specific materials, or applied technologies.