1 January 2010

How to Control Dual-Use Technologies in the Age of Global Commerce

Markus Fischer

Markus Fischer is cofounder and managing director of Entelechon, a
Germany-based gene synthesis company. He is a founding member of the...


Stephen M. Maurer

Stephen M. Maurer holds appointments at the University of California’s Goldman School of Public Policy and Berkeley Law School. Trained as a lawyer, he helped to develop and finalize...

Voluntary standards in the synthetic biology industry point a way forward to controlling many emerging and potentially dangerous technologies, even as they become easier to acquire than ever before and traditional government controls and treaties become less effective.