News & Perspective

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 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 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

News Scan for Jul 14, 2014

CDC handling of anthrax agent
More West Africa Ebola
Moral debt for Haiti cholera
Tattoo product recall

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 10, 2014

Jul 10, 2014

News Scan for Jul 10, 2014

Questions on anthrax scare
Ebola in Liberian health workers
Office for climate and health

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 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.

Jun 23, 2014

Jun 23, 2014
Bacteria culture

Initial tests show no anthrax contamination at CDC labs

Early results of environmental tests at CDC labs are negative.

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