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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.
The analysis is a key part of a federal review of controversial studies on H5N1 and other pathogens.
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.
DoD Inspector General. Evaluation of DoD biological safety and security implementation. Apr 27, 2016
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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