The Virtual Biosecurity Center (VBC) is a global multi-organizational initiative spearheaded by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) committed to countering the threat posed by the development or use of biological weapons and the responsible use of science and technology. The VBC is the ‘one stop shop’ for biosecurity information, education, best practices, and collaboration.
Virtual Biosecurity Center
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1112 16th Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Case Studies in Dual Use Biological Research
Technical advances in modern molecular biology have increased the risk that research ... Read More »
New Directions: The Ethics of Synthetic Biology and Emerging Technologies
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released its first report ...
GAO Report: Biosurveillance Strategy
The U.S. government has a history of employing health surveillance to help limit ... Read More »
Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
Opened for Signature: April 10, 1972 Entered into Force: March 26, 1975 Ratified by ... Read More »
Defense of United States Agriculture and Food
Defense of United States Agriculture and Food “establishes a national policy ... Read More »