Biosecurity Issues

Recent News

Sep 25, 2014

US policy pushes institutions to scrutinize dual-use research

The new policy, which calls on scientists to flag their own experiments as DURC, was met with mixed reviews.

Sep 15, 2014

News Scan for Sep 15, 2014

Chikungunya spike
More EV-D68 cases
Additional MERS case
CDC animal-related safety breach
Poliovirus spill in Belgium
Sep 05, 2014

News Scan for Sep 05, 2014

More misplaced lab pathogens
No MERS in Filipino nurse
Foodborne hepatitis A
Aug 29, 2014

News Scan for Aug 29, 2014

US lab biosecurity review
Bioterror laptop found
Microbes in homes
Aug 27, 2014

News Scan for Aug 27, 2014

Pause for US labs
Ebola guidance for first responders
USAID Ebola funding
Chikungunya in US
Dengue in Japan
Aug 15, 2014

CDC probe of H5N1 cross-contamination reveals protocol lapses, reporting delays

In its report on flu sample cross-contamination today, the CDC detailed departures from best practices and reporting delays.

Aug 05, 2014

Experts urge gain-of-function sides to seek common ground

Two leading experts urge both sides in the debate to keep an open mind and to set up a conference.

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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

GAO (US Government Accountability Office). High-containment laboratories: recent incidents of biosafety lapses. GAO-14-785T. Jul 16, 2014

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