News & Perspective

Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

News Scan for Jan 10, 2017

Trump taps anti-vaxxer
DURC recommendations
Saudi MERS cases
MCR-1 in pigs
Flu in Northern Hemisphere
Madagascar plague

May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

News Scan for May 10, 2016

Gain-of-function research policy
New chikungunya cases
MDR-TB treatment

Mar 12, 2015

Mar 12, 2015

News Scan for Mar 12, 2015

GOF risk-benefit contract
Montreal-area measles outbreak
WHO hepatitis B guidance

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Biosecurity Scan for Dec 17, 2014

Next steps on GOF policy
More misplaced microbes found

Nov 25, 2014

Nov 25, 2014

News Scan for Nov 25, 2014

Questions on GOF pause
Cholera in Haiti
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids

Oct 23, 2014

Oct 23, 2014

News Scan for Oct 23, 2014

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

Jun 01, 2016

Jun 01, 2016
Biosafety PPE

NSABB finalizes GOF guidance; White House to weigh in

The group voted unanimously on policy regarding avian flu and other viruses.

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
Influenza researcher

COMMENTARY: Six policy options for conducting gain-of-function research

Experts offer approaches for moving the GOF conundrum forward that are not mutually exclusive, such as lifting the moratorium, seeking international consensus, and establishing a review board.

Jan 08, 2016

Jan 08, 2016
BSL4

Gain-of-function debate focuses on clarity, global perspective

The next step in the deliberations is a 2-day National Academies of Science symposium in March. 

Jan 07, 2016

Jan 07, 2016
Mutated virus

NSABB launches new phase of GOF research debate

Some topics: weighing risks and benefits, ethical issues, and global involvement.

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