Canadian Official Reprimanded for Withholding Winnipeg Lab Info
Canadian Official Reprimanded for Withholding Winnipeg Lab Info
The House of Commons rebuked the president of the Canadian Public Health Agency for not turning over sensitive information pertaining to the dismissal of government scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory.
Canadian Official Reprimanded for Withholding Winnipeg Lab Info
Canadian Official Reprimanded for Withholding Winnipeg Lab Info

The House of Commons rebuked the president of the Canadian Public Health Agency for not turning over sensitive information pertaining to the dismissal of government scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory.

The House of Commons rebuked the president of the Canadian Public Health Agency for not turning over sensitive information pertaining to the dismissal of government scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory.

biosafety
What Pseudoviruses Bring to the Study of SARS-CoV-2
What Pseudoviruses Bring to the Study of SARS-CoV-2
Amanda Heidt | Feb 16, 2021
Engineered viruses that don’t replicate provide a tractable model for scientists to safely study SARS-CoV-2, including research into vaccine efficacy and emerging variants.
Image of the Day: Huo-Yan Air Lab
Image of the Day: Huo-Yan Air Lab
Amy Schleunes | Apr 9, 2020
An inflatable biosafety laboratory may help meet the global need for testing infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
Diana Kwon | Apr 6, 2020
Researchers have rapidly identified ways to apply their expertise to help end the pandemic.
Some Coronavirus Researchers Are Running Low on Masks
Some Coronavirus Researchers Are Running Low on Masks
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 1, 2020
A large-scale shortage of respirators and face shields threatens progress in some labs that are currently trying to ramp up their studies of SARS-CoV-2.
CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research
CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research
Shawna Williams | Aug 6, 2019
The agency cites lapses in biosafety procedures at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Maryland.
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2018
Two professors have been arrested for negligence in connection with the blast.
Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens
Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens
Kerry Grens | Dec 19, 2017
Only a few labs will earn funding for such “gain-of-function” research on SARS, MERS, and other deadly diseases.
Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria
Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria
Jef Akst | Jan 20, 2016
Genetically modified bacteria that don’t survive unless given an unnatural amino acid could serve as a new control measure to protect wild organisms and ecosystems against accidental release. 
CDC Reassigns Lab Regulation Chief
CDC Reassigns Lab Regulation Chief
Bob Grant | Dec 9, 2015
After a string of breaches involving anthrax, Ebola, and bird flu, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reportedly replaced the director of its Division of Select Agents and Toxins.
Controlling Synthetic Bacteria
Controlling Synthetic Bacteria
Kate Yandell | Dec 7, 2015
“Kill switches” ensure that genetically engineered bacteria survive only in certain environmental conditions.
Reining in Gene Drives
Reining in Gene Drives
Karen Zusi | Nov 18, 2015
Researchers have developed two methods to avoid the unchecked spread of engineered genes through wild populations.
Toward Eliminating Poliovirus—In the Lab
Toward Eliminating Poliovirus—In the Lab
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Nov 16, 2015
As the world inches closer to polio eradication, laboratories studying the virus will have to bolster biosafety standards. Eventually, most will need to stop working with the pathogen entirely.
DoD Under Investigation for Pathogen-Handling Mistakes
DoD Under Investigation for Pathogen-Handling Mistakes
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2015
US Defense Department labs are the subject of inquiry following several safety breaches concerning the handling of deadly bacteria and virus strains. 
Anthrax Sent in Error to 86 Labs
Anthrax Sent in Error to 86 Labs
Kerry Grens | Jul 29, 2015
A US Army lab shipped live spores of the deadly bacterium because of improper irradiation protocols, a Department of Defense review has found.
Mistaken Anthrax Shipments
Mistaken Anthrax Shipments
Jef Akst | Jun 5, 2015
The Defense Department reports that live samples of the deadly bacterium may have been accidentally shipped to more than 50 labs in the U.S. and abroad.
CDC Scores Poorly on Biosafety
CDC Scores Poorly on Biosafety
Jef Akst | Mar 25, 2015
In the wake of numerous safety breaches at the federal agency, a new report finds US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention oversight “inconsistent and insufficient at multiple levels.”
GMO “Kill Switches”
GMO “Kill Switches”
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2015
Scientists design bacteria reliant upon synthetic amino acids to contain genetically modified organisms.
CDC Seeks Safety Chief
CDC Seeks Safety Chief
Jef Akst | Jan 2, 2015
In the wake of numerous biosafety breaches, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks to hire a chief of laboratory safety.
CDC Tech Exposed to Ebola?
CDC Tech Exposed to Ebola?
Jef Akst | Dec 29, 2014
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab mistakenly transferred the wrong Ebola samples—ones that may have contained live virus—to another agency lab.