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Haste Caused CDC Bird Flu Contamination?

By | August 19, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist who accidentally leaked H5N1 into a benign strain of avian influenza may have been rushing off to a meeting.

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CDC Lab Resumes After Safety Lapses

By | July 25, 2014

A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may return to transferring hazardous materials.

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Week in Review: July 14–18

By | July 18, 2014

Converting heart muscle to pacemaker cells in pigs; alternative splicing and the human proteome; questioning a reported yogurt mold-illness link; H. pylori swiftly find mouse stomach injuries

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Government Cracks Down on Biosecurity

By | July 15, 2014

After a string of incidents leading to lab closures and a moratorium on the transfer of select agents, US labs are reassessing safety threats within their own walls.

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CDC Halts Hazardous Biomaterial Transfers

By | July 11, 2014

Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has placed a moratorium on movement of biological materials from BSL-3 and BSL-4 facilities.

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Safe Flu Research Strategy

By | August 12, 2013

Researchers develop a new “molecular biocontainment” strategy for safely studying deadly flu viruses.

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Regulating Dangerous Research

By | February 23, 2013

The US government has come out with new rules for life science research deemed risky.

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Dude, Where’s My SARS?

By | January 21, 2013

The release of infectious agents from the lab is not uncommon, but lab-acquired infections are rare.

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Defense Facility Still Too Risky

By | June 18, 2012

A second risk assessment of a proposed bio-defense laboratory shows major improvement, but still has serious flaws, according to an independent review panel.

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Bird Flu Debate Continues

By | March 8, 2012

A series of articles published in open access journal mBio underscores the variety in opinion on whether a transmissible H5N1 strain should be studied.

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