Biosecurity Issues

Recent News

Jul 31, 2014

More voices call for action on lab biosafety

Journal editors call for specific steps, while the ASM said it wants the NAS to weigh the risks and benefits.

Jul 24, 2014

News Scan for Jul 24, 2014

CDC lab biosafety update
GM mosquitoes to fight dengue
GSK's malaria vaccine
Cholera vaccination in Haiti
Global hepatitis progress
Jul 22, 2014

Flu Scan for Jul 22, 2014

H5N1 sample contamination
Topical flu vaccine boost
Jul 16, 2014

NSABB chief says board's idling due to slow fed policy work

The NSABB chair says delays in developing a DURC policy have been to blame.

Jul 16, 2014

Congress probes lapses at high-containment labs

The hearing revealed systemic problems and worries about the safety culture of lab workers.

Jul 15, 2014

Experts call for risk-benefit talks on lab-modified pathogens

Their consensus statement calls for better tools to weigh risks and benefits.

Jul 15, 2014

Wholesale roster change coming for US biosecurity board

Almost half of the board's voting members learned they will soon be replaced.

Jul 14, 2014

News Scan for Jul 14, 2014

CDC handling of anthrax agent
More West Africa Ebola
Moral debt for Haiti cholera
Tattoo product recall
Jul 11, 2014

More problems shutter CDC labs, prompt review

In addition to recent problems with anthrax and smallpox, high-path avian flu has now entered the mix.

Jul 10, 2014

News Scan for Jul 10, 2014

Questions on anthrax scare
Ebola in Liberian health workers
Office for climate and health

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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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