Biosecurity Issues

Recent News

Oct 02, 2015
Culturing cells in petri dish

Work continues on policies for 'gain of function' research

The NSABB plans to release final recommendations in spring 2016.

Sep 24, 2015

News Scan for Sep 24, 2015

FDA lab safety hire
Global rubella progress
Traits of influenza B
Sep 18, 2015

News Scan for Sep 18, 2015

Ebola drug expedited
Polio vaccine regimen tested
Another US biolab breach
H1N1 genetic risk
Danish MRSA dynamics
Sep 15, 2015
BSL-4 lab worker

CDC appoints permanent lab safety chief

Stephan Monroe, PhD, who has been the CDC's acting head of lab safety since May, will report directly to the CDC director.

Sep 10, 2015

News Scan for Sep 10, 2015

Food safety rules finalized
More DoD lab pathogens cited
Immune systems and pneumonia
Sep 03, 2015

News Scan for Sep 03, 2015

Pentagon biolab moratorium
New antimalarial combo
Aug 31, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for Aug 31, 2015

Further lab biosafety lapses
Smallpox vaccine response
Aug 14, 2015

News Scan for Aug 14, 2015

Lassa virus origin
Lyme disease incidence
Varicella vaccine results
Japan BSL-4 lab
Aug 07, 2015

News Scan for Aug 07, 2015

More Saudi MERS cases
Hand washing and respiratory infection
Global health cooperation
Aug 05, 2015

News Scan for Aug 05, 2015

Saudi MERS case
More Cyclospora cases
Respiratory viruses in families
H5N1 in Nigeria
Biosecurity at new federal lab

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Imperiale MJ, Casadevall A. A new synthesis for dual use research of concern. PLoS Med 2015 Apr 14;12(4):e1001813

Rozell DJ. Assessing and managing the risks of potential pandemic pathogen research. (Letter) mBio 2015 Jul 21;6(4):e01075-15

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