Genetic Code, Bioinformatics and Biosecurity

Karabekmez M. E.

9. Uluslararası Lif ve Polimer Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Eskişehir, Turkey, 18 June 2021, pp.42

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Eskişehir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.42


Digital revolution reshapes the life sciences and creates novel niches for biosafety and biosecurity concerns. Biosecurity handles agricultural and medical risks in a strategic manner (International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), 2010). Digitalization of health records, bioinformatics, molecular medicine, wearable biomedical technologies, biotechnology and synthetic biology transform the direction of life sciences. This transformation brings new ethical problems regarding privacy, trust, accountability, fairness or justice and also brings new challenges in plant biosecurity, food biosecurity, veterinary biosecurity, medical biosecurity and bioterrorism. In the recently emerged data-centric era next generation biopolymer sequencing technologies put biological data into a central position. In this talk, I will discuss biological data and its ethical, regulatory, and biosecurity related implications with a future perspective and try to unveil significance of those topics regarding national security.