Image of the Day: Huo-Yan Air Lab
Image of the Day: Huo-Yan Air Lab
An inflatable biosafety laboratory may help meet the global need for testing infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Image of the Day: Huo-Yan Air Lab
Image of the Day: Huo-Yan Air Lab

An inflatable biosafety laboratory may help meet the global need for testing infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

An inflatable biosafety laboratory may help meet the global need for testing infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

biosafety
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.