Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, & National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018) Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences: Advancing Global Consensus on Research Oversight: Proceedings of a Workshop (J. Revill, J. Husbands, & K. Bowman, Eds.; p. 210). National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25154
Continuing advances in science and technology offer the promise of providing tools to meet global challenges in health, agriculture, the environment, and economic development; some of the benefits are already being realized. However, such advances have the potential to challenge the oversight systems for responsible conduct of life sciences research with dual use potential – research that may have beneficial applications but that also could be misused to cause harm.