Let's weave biology & technology into the DNA of U.S. national security.

B.Next will demonstrate the power of technologies to identify and quench infectious disease outbreaks.

Why Now?

The convergence of the digital world with biology is creating new opportunities.

Why B.Next?

Uniquely positioned at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, and government, B.Next explores the art of the possible for biodefense.

B.Next, an IQT lab, illuminates the national security implications of infectious disease outbreaks through thought leadership, proof-of-concept experimentation, and informing IQT investment strategy. We are building a trusted network linking government, academia, civil society, and private sector innovators.

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GEMstone 2.0: Detecting Evidence of Genetic Engineering — Project Report

IQT Labs B.Next and Lab41 have explored how applying machine learning (ML) approaches to DNA sequence analysis may provide “triage” tools that enable users to quickly assess the likelihood that the genome of a suspect organism has been engineered.

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The Promise of Ubiquitous DNA Sequencing: Sequencers as Sensors

This paper explores how new DNA sequencing technology is poised to transform epidemic detection and management through the broad availability of inexpensive, portable, and increasingly powerful devices.

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