News & Perspective

Aug 07, 2013

Aug 07, 2013
BSL-3 lab worker

Scientists air topics for H7N9 gain-of-function research

Will future research include lab-modified strains that are more transmissible and require tighter safety measures?

Aug 14, 2013

Aug 14, 2013
H5N1 color electron micro

Study: Technique adds 'kill switch' to modified flu viruses

A new molecular strategy could diffuse some of the controversy over lab-modified flu viruses.

Jul 03, 2014

Jul 03, 2014
Biohazard container

Controversy simmers over GOF flu research in Wisconsin

UW calls a recent UK newspaper story biased and largely wrong.

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 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.

Oct 23, 2014

Oct 23, 2014

News Scan for Oct 23, 2014

EV-D68 cases reach 973
MERS in Qatar
GOF research pause decried

Oct 31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014

News Scan for Oct 31, 2014

H5N1 seroprevalence in Egypt
Flublok vaccine approval
Listeria in soft cheese

Nov 25, 2014

Nov 25, 2014

News Scan for Nov 25, 2014

Questions on GOF pause
Cholera in Haiti
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids

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