On Sources and Implications of Accelerating Innovation in Biotechnology: U.S. Opportunities and Challenges

March 16, 2017

Prepared statement of Dr. Kenneth A. Oye, Director, Program on Emerging Technologies, Professor, Political Science and Data, Systems and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Testimony for U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission  March 16, 2017. Hearing on China’s Pursuit of Next Frontier Tech: Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology.

This statement describes the development of synthetic biology and genomics within the United States and China, analyzes opportunities and challenges facing the United States and suggests how the United States might better support high-quality, advanced biotechnology research and industry development going forward.

Access the paper here

Access the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission website here

Link to video streaming testimony here
Panel III  Biotechnology begins at 04:27:00
Ben Shobert, Rubicon Strategy Group
Kenneth A. Oye, MIT Political Science and PoET
Edward H. You, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate