News & Perspective

Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015
Lab vials and syringes

GOF risk-benefit analysis unveiled ahead of NSABB debate

The analysis is a key part of a federal review of controversial studies on H5N1 and other pathogens.

Dec 09, 2015

Dec 09, 2015

News Scan for Dec 09, 2015

CDC lab regulator out
Antimicrobial overuse
Global STI incidence

Nov 23, 2015

Nov 23, 2015

News Scan for Nov 23, 2015

BioWatch capabilities
Flu vaccine protection
More chikungunya cases
Malaria funding
Cholera in Iraq

Oct 30, 2015

Oct 30, 2015
High-containment lab

White House releases detailed lab biosafety plan

The plan includes ways to improve safety and security at US labs that conduct infectious disease research.

Oct 29, 2015

Oct 29, 2015

Panel report recommends blueprint for fixing biodefense gaps

Recommendations include executive-level management that spells out a national plan, pulls together a policy council, and unifies the biodefense budget.

Oct 29, 2015

News Scan for Oct 29, 2015

Health plans and HPV vaccination
EU gain-of-function report
Fungal meningitis follow-up

Oct 02, 2015

Oct 02, 2015
Culturing cells in petri dish

Work continues on policies for 'gain of function' research

The NSABB plans to release final recommendations in spring 2016.

Sep 24, 2015

Sep 24, 2015

News Scan for Sep 24, 2015

FDA lab safety hire
Global rubella progress
Traits of influenza B

Sep 18, 2015

Sep 18, 2015

News Scan for Sep 18, 2015

Ebola drug expedited
Polio vaccine regimen tested
Another US biolab breach
H1N1 genetic risk
Danish MRSA dynamics

Sep 15, 2015

Sep 15, 2015
BSL-4 lab worker

CDC appoints permanent lab safety chief

Stephan Monroe, PhD, who has been the CDC's acting head of lab safety since May, will report directly to the CDC director.

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