News & Perspective

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014
Biohazard tape

Steps move Boston lab closer to BSL-4 work

The lab, completed in 2008 but held up over challenges, cleared two more obstacles yesterday.

Jul 08, 2014

Jul 08, 2014
Old test tubes

Decades-old smallpox samples turn up in federal lab

Testing to determine whether the vials contain live virus will take 2 weeks, the CDC said.

Jul 11, 2014

Jul 11, 2014
BSL-4 lab worker

More problems shutter CDC labs, prompt review

In addition to recent problems with anthrax and smallpox, high-path avian flu has now entered the mix.

Jul 15, 2014

Jul 15, 2014
National Institutes of Health building

Wholesale roster change coming for US biosecurity board

Almost half of the board's voting members learned they will soon be replaced.

Jul 16, 2014

Jul 16, 2014
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

NSABB chief says board's idling due to slow fed policy work

The NSABB chair says delays in developing a DURC policy have been to blame.

Sep 05, 2014

Sep 05, 2014

News Scan for Sep 05, 2014

More misplaced lab pathogens
No MERS in Filipino nurse
Foodborne hepatitis A

Sep 25, 2014

Sep 25, 2014
1918 influenza virus

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.

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Biosecurity Scan for Dec 17, 2014

Next steps on GOF policy
More misplaced microbes found

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