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We wrote a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report discussing the misuse of life sciences research and ways to mitigate this threat. AMA!
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We're talking about how potential misuses of advances in life sciences research raise concerns about national security threats and about mechanisms that would allow researchers to manage the dissemination of the results of research while mitigating the potential for harm. We helped write a report on the subject for the National Academies I'm Arturo Casadevall, Professor and Chair in the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. My research focuses on how microbes cause disease and how hosts can protect themselves against those microbes. And I'm Claire Fraser, Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. My research focuses on the role that the human gut microbiome plays in health and certain diseases. We will be back at 1 pm ET to answer your questions, ask us anything!