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Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.
The multipronged attack includes an executive order, a national strategy, and a detailed PCAST report.
Funding will be used to continue trials of BCX4430 and prepare for its large-scale manufacture.
As cases drop slightly, vaccine trials suffer from lack of patients. Also, the NIH announces a trial involving survivors.
Experts offer approaches for moving the GOF conundrum forward that are not mutually exclusive, such as lifting the moratorium, seeking international consensus, and establishing a review board.
High-containment labs across the US government, including the CDC, have safety gaps, the GAO says.
HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.
In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.
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