In this brief Perspective in the Journal of Responsible Innovation, I discuss the different conceptions of security that are being debated over within the biology, and specifically the synthetic biology, community. I argue that understanding who is constructing security concerns, and how, should be an active area of research, as should be how to govern innovation now when potentially catastrophic outcomes might result from choosing one pathway over another.
If you do not have access to JRI, read my Author’s Original Manuscript copy.
Evans, S. W. (2015). “What’s the Matter with Biosecurity?” Journal of Responsible Innovation.