International Security & Foreign Policy

CRISPR and Biosecurity: Assessing Risks, Benefits, and Governance Options of New Gene Editing Tools

Grant Year: 2016


Jesse Kirkpatrick and Gregory Koblentz will assess the implications for biological warfare and biodefense of the new genomic engineering technique known as Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR). They will review and synthesize research from the scientific, public policy, and national security literature; commission a series of papers; and organize two workshops involving experts from the national security and scientific communities. The project’s findings will appear in a white paper, a computer-based visualization website, and a series of briefings and presentations.

George Mason University International Security & Foreign Policy

$134,519