Experts wrestle with today’s tough biotechnology questions at third Arizona Biosecurity Workshop
The recent Arizona Biosecurity Workshop at ASU explored timely questions about potential impacts of the rapidly expanding capabilities of biotechnologies — particularly advances in genetic engineering. Concerns have been heightened about the capacity of these technologies to alter both humans and their environments. One way to foster productive dialog on the issue is a multimedia program led by Samira Kiani, a Fulton Schools assistant professor of biomedical engineering. Kiani’s project aims to bring scientists and the public together to examine the social, ethical and medical risks and benefits of new biotechnologies.