Humans are on the verge of radically altering their evolutionary process thanks to the prospects of advances in biotechnology and, in particular, genomics. As the field becomes more sophisticated and presents a national security edge to those who have mastered these technologies, the potential for international rivalries increases. In his latest fiction novel, Genesis Code, Dr. Jamie Metzl explores the issues of human genetic enhancement in the context of a future US-China rivalry. 

Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Metzl on the broader issues presented by advances in genomics and their implications for national security and impacts on human rights and democracy. We are just at the start of a genetic age that will ultimately challenge our notions of what it means to be human. Genetic engineering could truly turn science fiction into fact. 

Jamie Metzl
Nonresident Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council;
AuthorGenesis Code

Barry Pavel
Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council