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The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.
Document from Federal Select Agent Program aims at public transparency on lab work involving potentially dangerous pathogens.
The group voted unanimously on policy regarding avian flu and other viruses.
High-containment labs across the US government, including the CDC, have safety gaps, the GAO says.
The next step in the deliberations is a 2-day National Academies of Science symposium in March.
Some topics: weighing risks and benefits, ethical issues, and global involvement.
DoD Inspector General. Evaluation of DoD biological safety and security implementation. Apr 27, 2016
GAO. High-containment laboratories: improved oversight of dangerous pathogens needed to mitigate risk. GAO-16-642 Sep 21, 2016
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