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Journal editors call for specific steps, while the ASM said it wants the NAS to weigh the risks and benefits.
The NSABB chair says delays in developing a DURC policy have been to blame.
The hearing revealed systemic problems and worries about the safety culture of lab workers.
Their consensus statement calls for better tools to weigh risks and benefits.
Almost half of the board's voting members learned they will soon be replaced.
In addition to recent problems with anthrax and smallpox, high-path avian flu has now entered the mix.
GAO (US Government Accountability Office). High-containment laboratories: recent incidents of biosafety lapses. GAO-14-785T. Jul 16, 2014
Lipkin WI. Biocontainment in gain-of-function infectious disease research. (Commentary) MBio 2012 Oct 9;3(5):e00290-12
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