Recent progress on dual-use biotechnology and their biosafety implications
SONG Xinyu1,2,3,4, DIAO Jinjin 2,3,4, ZHANG Weiwen1,2,3,4
1. Center for Biosafety Research and Strategy, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China; 2. Laboratory of Synthetic Microbiology, School of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China; 3. Key Laboratory of Systems Bioengineering, Ministry of Education of China, Tianjin 300072, China; 4. Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science & Engineering, Tianjin 300072, China
Abstract：Rapid development of life sciences and the accelerating globalization process have benefited human society significantly. However, due to the dual-use characteristics of biotechnology and the aggravation of infectious diseases, a series of potential biosafety concerns are emerging worldwide. Along with the increasing complexity of the international situation, biosafety, one of the so-called non-traditional security issues, has become a key component of the national security system. This paper aims at dressing the challenges in the field of biosafety in China by analyzing the potential threats of typical dual-use biotechnology and the prevailing trends of the emerging infectious diseases. Meanwhile, considering significant attention and actions towards the biosafety issues, in terms of strategy, policy and technology, taken by the developed countries, several recommendations from the aspects of national strategic planning, scientific and technological innovation, team building and policy support are proposed, which will be valuable to the health and safe development of the dual-use biotechnology in the future.
宋馨宇1,2,3,4，刁进进2,3,4，张卫文1,2,3,4. 对两用生物技术发展现状与生物安全的思考[J]. 微生物与感染, 2018, 13(6): 323-329.
SONG Xinyu1,2,3,4, DIAO Jinjin 2,3,4, ZHANG Weiwen1,2,3,4. Recent progress on dual-use biotechnology and their biosafety implications. JOURNAL OF MICROBES AND INFECTIONS, 2018, 13(6): 323-329.