As one of only a few embedded institutional policy groups in the world, we are in a unique position to better understand and anticipate the societal effects of all scientific breakthroughs. We remain committed to educating policy makers on the possible implications of emerging science so that they’re able to create guidelines that will maximize the positive and avoid the negative outcomes on society.
Robert M. Friedman, PhD
Privacy concerns sparked by human DNA accidentally collected in studies of other species
Two research teams warn that human genomic “bycatch” can reveal private information
JCVI Policy Center forecasts US likely to remain biotechnology leader through 2050, but China could threaten position
Scientists set a path for field trials of gene drive organisms
As genetically engineered organisms ramp up, a multidisciplinary coalition offers a framework for ethical, socially engaged and transparent field practices
Issues in Science and Tech
Gene Drives: New and Improved
As the science advances, policy-makers and regulators need to develop responses that reflect the latest developments and the diversity of approaches and applications.
BioVision Alexandria 2018
J. Craig Venter Institute and University of California San Diego Release New Report: “Policy and Regulatory Issues for Gene Drives in Insects,” to Aid Scientists, Regulators and Others in Approaches to Safely Advance this Promising Area of Science
J. Craig Venter Institute Policy Group Releases New Report: “DNA Synthesis and Biosecurity: Lessons Learned and Options for the Future”
Venter Institute-Led Policy Group Publishes Report on Challenges and Options for Oversight of Organisms Engineered Using Synthetic Biology Technologies