News & Perspective

Jul 02, 2014

Jul 02, 2014
Lab worker using hood

CDC scales back risk group in anthrax lab breach

The CDC says some lab workers can discontinue antibiotic treatment and vaccination.

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 15, 2014
People at meeting

Experts call for risk-benefit talks on lab-modified pathogens

Their consensus statement calls for better tools to weigh risks and benefits.

Jul 16, 2014

Jul 16, 2014
US Capitol

Congress probes lapses at high-containment labs

The hearing revealed systemic problems and worries about the safety culture of lab workers.

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.

Jul 31, 2014

Jul 31, 2014
Lab biocontainment in 1978

More voices call for action on lab biosafety

Journal editors call for specific steps, while the ASM said it wants the NAS to weigh the risks and benefits.

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