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Biosecurity

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Biosecurity covers the procedures, practices or other measures used to manage risks from biological organisms (e.g. viruses, bacteria) or their products (e.g. toxins).

The term has different meanings in different contexts. As a few examples:

Bibliography

Open Philanthropy (2014) Biosecurity, Open Philanthropy, January.

Related entries

COVID-19 pandemic | existential risk | global catastrophic biological risk | Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security | life sciences research | Nuclear Threat Initiative | terrorism

Kevin Esvelt: Miti­gat­ing catas­trophic biorisks

EA Global3 Sep 2020 18:11 UTC
28 points
0 comments24 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

A Biose­cu­rity and Biorisk Read­ing+ List

tessa14 Mar 2021 2:30 UTC
75 points
8 comments11 min readEA link

Pro­ject Ideas in Biose­cu­rity for EAs

Davidmanheim16 Feb 2021 21:01 UTC
89 points
13 comments7 min readEA link

Marc Lip­sitch: Prevent­ing catas­trophic risks by miti­gat­ing sub­catas­trophic ones

EA Global2 Jun 2017 8:48 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Bioinfohazards

Fin17 Sep 2019 2:41 UTC
79 points
10 comments18 min readEA link

[Question] Are there his­tor­i­cal ex­am­ples of ex­cess panic dur­ing pan­demics kil­ling a lot of peo­ple?

Linch27 May 2020 17:00 UTC
28 points
15 comments1 min readEA link

Non-phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­ter­ven­tions in pan­demic pre­pared­ness and response

James Smith8 Apr 2021 14:13 UTC
47 points
16 comments12 min readEA link

Talk­ing With a Biose­cu­rity Pro­fes­sional (Quick Notes)

AllAmericanBreakfast10 Apr 2021 4:23 UTC
35 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

In­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity ca­reers for GCR reduction

ClaireZabel20 Jun 2019 23:56 UTC
158 points
34 comments8 min readEA link

[Question] How has biose­cu­rity/​pan­demic pre­pared­ness philan­thropy helped with coro­n­avirus, and how might it help with similar fu­ture situ­a­tions?

vipulnaik13 Mar 2020 18:50 UTC
98 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Coron­avirus and long term policy [UK fo­cus]

weeatquince5 Apr 2020 8:29 UTC
52 points
3 comments17 min readEA link

Crit­i­cal Re­view of ‘The Precipice’: A Re­assess­ment of the Risks of AI and Pandemics

Fods1211 May 2020 11:11 UTC
80 points
32 comments26 min readEA link

Database of ex­is­ten­tial risk estimates

MichaelA15 Apr 2020 12:43 UTC
87 points
35 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] Biggest Biose­cu­rity Threat? An­tibiotic Resistance

talk2sarahw18 Feb 2020 20:33 UTC
3 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Will splashy philan­thropy cause the biose­cu­rity field to fo­cus on the wrong risks?

tessa30 Apr 2019 16:03 UTC
42 points
10 comments2 min readEA link
(thebulletin.org)

[Question] How would you ad­vise some­one de­cide be­tween differ­ent biose­cu­rity in­ter­ven­tions?

DonyChristie30 Mar 2020 17:05 UTC
11 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

An­tibiotic re­sis­tance and meat: why we should be care­ful in as­sign­ing blame

C Tilli17 Jun 2020 8:00 UTC
68 points
15 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] What coro­n­avirus policy failures are you wor­ried about?

willbradshaw19 Jun 2020 20:32 UTC
19 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

The Nu­clear Threat Ini­ti­a­tive is not only nu­clear—notes from a call with NTI

Sanjay26 Jun 2020 17:29 UTC
29 points
2 comments6 min readEA link

David Man­heim: A Per­sonal (In­terim) COVID-19 Postmortem

Linch1 Jul 2020 6:05 UTC
31 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Good policy ideas that won’t hap­pen (yet)

Niel_Bowerman11 Sep 2014 12:29 UTC
19 points
8 commentsEA link

The Germy Para­dox—Filters: Hard and soft skills

eukaryote3 Oct 2019 1:28 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

A be­gin­ner data sci­en­tist tries her hand at biosecurity

ElizabethE23 Oct 2020 15:20 UTC
33 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

The Web of Prevention

willbradshaw5 Feb 2020 4:51 UTC
23 points
7 comments3 min readEA link

What is the like­li­hood that civ­i­liza­tional col­lapse would di­rectly lead to hu­man ex­tinc­tion (within decades)?

Luisa_Rodriguez24 Dec 2020 22:10 UTC
198 points
29 comments50 min readEA link

Biose­cu­rity as an EA Cause Area

EA Global13 Aug 2017 7:00 UTC
8 points
0 comments16 min readEA link

Some global catas­trophic risk estimates

Tamay10 Feb 2021 19:32 UTC
99 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

Claire Za­bel: Open Philan­thropy Pro­ject up­date on biosecurity

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
8 points
0 comments14 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Amesh Adalja: Pan­demic pathogens

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
8 points
0 comments20 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Assess­ing global catas­trophic biolog­i­cal risks (Crys­tal Wat­son)

EA Global8 Jun 2018 7:15 UTC
8 points
0 comments9 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

MichaelA1 Mar 2021 9:42 UTC
23 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

The Germy Para­dox: An Introduction

eukaryote24 Sep 2019 5:18 UTC
48 points
4 comments3 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

The Germy Para­dox – The empty sky: A his­tory of state biolog­i­cal weapons programs

eukaryote24 Sep 2019 5:26 UTC
24 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

The Germy Para­dox – The empty sky: How close did we get to BW us­age?

eukaryote27 Sep 2019 3:56 UTC
22 points
5 comments6 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

The Germy Para­dox – Filters: A taboo

eukaryote19 Oct 2019 0:14 UTC
17 points
2 comments9 min readEA link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Jaime Yas­sif: Re­duc­ing global catas­trophic biolog­i­cal risks

EA Global25 Oct 2020 5:48 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Tara Kirk Sell: Biose­cu­rity ca­reer story

EA Global25 Oct 2020 6:56 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

An­drew Sny­der Beat­tie: Biotech­nol­ogy and ex­is­ten­tial risk

EA Global3 Nov 2017 7:43 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Ge­orge Church, Kevin Esvelt, & Nathan Labenz: Open un­til dan­ger­ous — gene drive and the case for re­form­ing research

EA Global2 Jun 2017 8:48 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Case stud­ies of self-gov­er­nance to re­duce tech­nol­ogy risk

Jia6 Apr 2021 8:49 UTC
43 points
5 comments7 min readEA link

Biotech­nol­ogy and biosecurity

EA Introductory Program1 Sep 2008 7:00 UTC
9 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

EAGxVir­tual 2020 light­ning talks

EA Global25 Jan 2021 15:32 UTC
12 points
1 comment33 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Tessa Alex­a­nian: How biol­ogy has changed

EA Global8 Jun 2018 23:46 UTC
6 points
0 comments7 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Claire Za­bel: Biose­cu­rity as an EA cause area

EA Global11 Aug 2017 15:31 UTC
6 points
0 comments16 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Mar­ket de­sign to ac­cel­er­ate COVID-19 vac­cine supply

VictorSintNicolaas8 May 2021 9:18 UTC
6 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

Ret­ro­spec­tive on Cat­a­lyst, a 100-per­son biose­cu­rity summit

tessa26 May 2021 13:10 UTC
61 points
10 comments21 min readEA link

Long-Term Fu­ture Fund: May 2021 grant recommendations

abergal27 May 2021 6:44 UTC
109 points
15 comments57 min readEA link

[Question] How well did EA-funded biorisk or­gani­sa­tions do on Covid?

Halstead2 Jun 2021 17:25 UTC
93 points
49 comments1 min readEA link

Prevent­ing pan­demics by not hunt­ing and farm­ing animals

Nicolas_Feil30 Apr 2020 13:31 UTC
10 points
7 comments3 min readEA link

Call notes with Johns Hop­kins CHS

Sanjay20 May 2020 22:25 UTC
31 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

We’re (sur­pris­ingly) more pos­i­tive about tack­ling bio risks: out­comes of a survey

Sanjay25 Aug 2020 9:14 UTC
48 points
5 comments11 min readEA link

No More Pan­demics: a lob­by­ing group?

Sanjay2 Oct 2020 20:40 UTC
64 points
22 comments12 min readEA link

N-95 For All: A Covid-19 Policy Proposal

DannyBressler28 Oct 2020 6:43 UTC
21 points
9 comments15 min readEA link

4 Years Later: Pres­i­dent Trump and Global Catas­trophic Risk

HaydnBelfield25 Oct 2020 16:28 UTC
23 points
9 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] What would a task­force de­signed to min­imise biorisk look like?

Jordan_Warner1 Nov 2020 12:08 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Pan­demic Risk: How Large are the Ex­pected Losses? Fan, Jami­son, & Sum­mers (2018)

anonymous_ea21 Nov 2018 15:58 UTC
22 points
8 commentsEA link
(dcp-3.org)

Cen­tre for the Study of Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Four Month Re­port June—Septem­ber 2020

HaydnBelfield2 Dec 2020 18:33 UTC
22 points
0 comments18 min readEA link

I made a video on en­g­ineered pandemics

Jeroen_W21 Dec 2020 21:07 UTC
33 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Le­gal Pri­ori­ties Re­search: A Re­search Agenda

jonasschuett6 Jan 2021 21:47 UTC
57 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

13 Re­cent Publi­ca­tions on Ex­is­ten­tial Risk (Jan 2021 up­date)

HaydnBelfield8 Feb 2021 12:42 UTC
7 points
2 comments10 min readEA link

Pan­demic Net­work Radar: A New Solu­tion for the Tragedy of the Com­mons, with Po-Shen Loh — What EAs can do

ChrisLakin18 Feb 2021 1:42 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Daniel Gast­friend: Man­u­fac­tur­ing med­i­cal coun­ter­mea­sures against catas­trophic biothreats

EA Global10 Feb 2020 15:35 UTC
24 points
0 comments13 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

How to PhD

eca28 Mar 2021 19:56 UTC
84 points
28 comments11 min readEA link

Work­ing in Congress (Part #1): Back­ground and some EA cause area analysis

Locke_USA11 Apr 2021 18:24 UTC
60 points
3 comments35 min readEA link

Ex­plain­ing the Open Philan­thropy Pro­ject’s $17.5m bet on Sher­lock Bio­sciences’ In­no­va­tions in Viral Di­ag­nos­tics

anonymous_ea11 Jun 2019 17:23 UTC
26 points
0 comments8 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

[Link] Vox Ar­ti­cle on Eng­ineered Pathogens/​ Global Catas­trophic Biorisks

DannyBressler6 Dec 2018 22:46 UTC
23 points
5 commentsEA link

Re­duc­ing global catas­trophic biolog­i­cal risks

80000_Hours1 Mar 2020 8:00 UTC
3 points
0 comments5 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

Risk Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Strate­gies for the Very Worst of Cases

Gregory_Lewis9 Mar 2019 6:56 UTC
26 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.centerforhealthsecurity.org)

In­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion as a tool to re­duce two ex­is­ten­tial risks.

johl@umich.edu19 Apr 2021 16:51 UTC
26 points
4 comments27 min readEA link

Pan­demics Caused by Ac­ci­dent: Biorisk as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Ariel_ZJ31 Jan 2020 4:54 UTC
7 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Question] Look­ing for: post-COVID pan­demic pre­pared­ness initiatives

jwagstaff11 May 2021 18:34 UTC
14 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Is there an anal­y­sis that es­ti­mates pos­si­ble timelines for ar­rival of easy-to-cre­ate pathogens?

EdoArad14 Jun 2019 20:41 UTC
12 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Are global pan­demics go­ing to be more likely or less likely over the next 100 years?

freedomandutility6 May 2021 23:48 UTC
5 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Is SARS-CoV-2 a mod­ern Greek Tragedy?

Matt Boyd10 May 2021 4:25 UTC
8 points
4 comments6 min readEA link
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