News & Perspective

Jul 30, 2014

Jul 30, 2014
Scientist in BSL-4 lab

Scientists voice support for research on dangerous pathogens

Statement is a counterpoint to recent calls for restrictions on gain-of-function research.

Jul 18, 2014

Jul 18, 2014

News Scan for Jul 18, 2014

ECDC questions gain-of-function work
AIDS researchers' deaths
More chia salmonellosis
Polio in Equatorial Guinea

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.

Jun 26, 2014

Jun 26, 2014

News Scan for Jun 26, 2014

Chikungunya in Suriname
Anthrax scare and GOF studies

May 09, 2014

May 09, 2014

News Scan for May 09, 2014

Call for DURC steps in Germany
New H7N9 cases in China
US flu tapers off

Nov 01, 2013

Nov 01, 2013

Flu Scan for Nov 01, 2013

Low fall flu levels
Erasmus appeals export ruling
Hospital-onset flu cases

Mar 26, 2013

Mar 26, 2013

GAO report reiterates biolab oversight gaps

(CIDRAP News) – The United States still lacks a way to assess the need for high-containment laboratories and national standards for building and maintaining them, despite 2009 recommendations, according to a report yesterday from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Jan 23, 2013

Jan 23, 2013

Research moratorium on modified H5N1 viruses ends

(CIDRAP News) – A year-long voluntary moratorium on research involving transmissible H5N1 avian flu viruses ended today with a letter from a group of scientists that supports resuming the work in countries that have addressed the biosafety issues involved.

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