News & Perspective

Aug 05, 2014

Aug 05, 2014
Entrace to Asilomar conference center

Experts urge gain-of-function sides to seek common ground

Two leading experts urge both sides in the debate to keep an open mind and to set up a conference.

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.

Jul 24, 2014

Jul 24, 2014

News Scan for Jul 24, 2014

CDC lab biosafety update
GM mosquitoes to fight dengue
GSK's malaria vaccine
Cholera vaccination in Haiti
Global hepatitis progress

Jul 22, 2014

Jul 22, 2014

Flu Scan for Jul 22, 2014

H5N1 sample contamination
Topical flu vaccine boost

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.

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