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The plan includes ways to improve safety and security at US labs that conduct infectious disease research.
Recommendations include executive-level management that spells out a national plan, pulls together a policy council, and unifies the biodefense budget.
The NSABB plans to release final recommendations in spring 2016.
Stephan Monroe, PhD, who has been the CDC's acting head of lab safety since May, will report directly to the CDC director.
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