Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab — DNA Synthesis Screening Methods

Award Date 
10/2020
Grant Amount 
$890,000
Purpose 
To support research on methods for securely screening DNA synthesis orders.

Grant investigator: Andrew Snyder-Beattie

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $890,000 over three years to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab to support research on methods for securely screening DNA synthesis orders. This grant is intended to support research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Aarhus University, Northeastern University, and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

This falls within our focus area of biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.