Safeguarding Catastrophic Biological Events | Jaime Yassif, Beth Cameron, Jaspreet Pannu | EAG DC 22
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Bioscience and biotechnology advances are vital for fighting disease, protecting the environment, and promoting economic development — and they hold incredible promise. However, these innovations can also pose unique challenges — increasing the risks of accidental misuse or deliberate abuse with potentially catastrophic global consequences.
This session will begin with a talk by Dr. Jaime Yassif highlighting these issues and discussing effective strategies for improving bioscience governance and reducing emerging biorisks — including through the establishment of the International Biosecurity and Biosafety Initiative for Science (IBBIS). Jaspreet Pannu will then lead a discussion between Jaime Yassif and Dr. Beth Cameron.
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