The Nobel Prize, CRISPR-Cas9 and Biological Threats

By Christine Parthemore The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) would like to congratulate Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for receiving the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, announced on October 7th. This prestigious prize was awarded for their work developing…

Kazakhstan’s new national laboratory is a regional resource for a global cause

By the Hon. Andy Weber and Dr. Richard Pilch On January 1 of this year, a new biosafety lab came online in Kazakhstan.  Recently, some voices in China and the Russian Federation have questioned the impetus for the national biosafety…

CSR Announces Inaugural Class of its Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) has selected its inaugural class of the Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs. In this one-year program, five Fellows will work with leading experts from CSR’s team and network to generate ideas for ending the…

CSR Receives Grant for Reducing Biological Threats

As the world continues to grapple with the devastation of an ongoing pandemic from a novel coronavirus, the Council on Strategic Risks is doing all it can to help inform response decisions and mitigate future biological threats.  To help advance this…