National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity

Type: Organization
Name: National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

US policy pushes institutions to scrutinize dual-use research

A federal policy unveiled yesterday lays out the responsibilities of institutions in identifying and regulating "dual use research of concern" (DURC), which include calling on scientists to flag their own experiments that potentially fall in that cat ... [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Dangerous Research Regs Released

WIKIMEDIA, CSIROThe 2012 creation of H5N1 bird flu strains that can be transmitted between ferrets among the scientific community about how such research, which could have deadly applications in the hands of bioterrorists, should be regulated. In February ... [Published The Scientist - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

White House tells universities to police work on dangerous pathogens

By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon BegleyCHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday charged U.S. universities with policing their research on dangerous pathogens that could be used both for legitimate purposes and for biowarfare or bioter ... [Published Town Hall - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Research Institutions Will Have Identify 'Dual-Use' Pathogens

Wed, September 24, 2014 7:11pmStory by Nell GreenfieldboyceAny research institution that receives federal funding will soon have to screen certain kinds of scientific experiments to see if the work could potentially be misused to endanger the public.The ... [Published KCLU - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Adventures in Flagstaff bioscience

It takes only one look at the frantic and chaotic response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to see the value of the work going on in Paul Keim’s lab at Northern Arizona University’s Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics. Under Keim, a renowned ... [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

SBU President Stanley on Ebola: There is cause for concern

File photo of President Dr. Samuel L. StanleySeptember 05, 2014 | 10:15 AMComplex beings are we humans, and we've made the mistake of thinking we can prevail over simple organisms like viruses and bacteria. This misguided thinking has been challenged ... [Published Times of Middle Country - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

The CDC Goes Before Congress And Five More News Updates Since Last Week's Smallpox Find

A CDC Scientist Puts Samples Into Liquid Nitrogen For StorageJames Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Last week, we learned that U.S. government scientists found six vials of smallpox virus that they didn't know they had. Because ... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

CIDRAP: NSABB chief says board's idling due to slow fed policy work

Via CIDRAP, Robert Roos writes: NSABB chief says board's idling due to slow fed policy work. Excerpt:The head of a federal biosecurity advisory committee says delays in the development of a national policy on institutional oversight of risky life-sciences ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Cambridge Working Group: The Independent takes note

Via The Independent: 'Danger research': Axed scientists join petition against creation of highly pathogenic strains of flu. Excerpt:Senior American scientists have been abruptly dismissed from a US Government advisory board on dangerous biological agents, ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 3 reports

CIDRAP: Wholesale roster change coming for US biosecurity board

This is going to be a big, messy, ugly, political story. Via CIDRAP, Lisa Schnirring has a major report: Wholesale roster change coming for US biosecurity board. This has to do with the strange weekend removal of 11 members of the 23-member National Science ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Called Back Up

The US is reconvening its National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, but is replacing nearly half its members. read more ... [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Controversial American scientist slammed for irresponsible research

Senior scientists have criticised an American university for allowing controversial research on enhancing a pandemic strain of flu virus to be undertaken in a laboratory with a relatively low level of biosecurity. The University of Wisconsin-Madison was ... [Published The Independent - Jul 02 2014]

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...Noting that the policy allots 90 days for completion of a risk mitigation plan after a project is determined to be DURC, he said, "That's a nightmare time to wait. I'd much prefer to see that as a much shorter timeline."
"This is an active area of consideration right now within the US government" she said, adding that the issue will be taken up by the NSABB in the next few weeks
"The U S government's approach to gain-of-function studies is definitely an area that we are actively discussing" says Andrew Hebbeler, assistant director for biological and chemical threats at the White HouseWhite House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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US policy pushes institutions to scrutinize dua... [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Sep 26 2014]
Dangerous Research Regs Released [Published The Scientist - Sep 25 2014]
White House tells universities to police work o... [Published Town Hall - Sep 24 2014]
Research Institutions Will Have Identify 'Dual-... [Published KCLU - Sep 24 2014]
Adventures in Flagstaff bioscience [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Sep 21 2014]
SBU President Stanley on Ebola: There is cause ... [Published Times of Middle Country - Sep 05 2014]
CIDRAP: NSABB chief says board's idling due to ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 17 2014]
The CDC Goes Before Congress And Five More News... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 16 2014]
Cambridge Working Group: The Independent takes ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
CIDRAP: Wholesale roster change coming for US b... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
'Danger research': Axed scientists join petitio... [Published The Independent - Jul 15 2014]
Called Back Up [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Jul 15 2014]
US: 11 NSABB members sacked over biosecurity is... [Published H5N1 - Jul 15 2014]
Controversial American scientist slammed for ir... [Published The Independent - Jul 02 2014]
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CIDRAP: NSABB chief says board's idling due to ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 17 2014]
Via CIDRAP, Robert Roos writes: NSABB chief says board's idling due to slow fed policy work. Excerpt:The head of a federal biosecurity advisory committee says delays in the development of a national policy on institutional oversight of risky life-sciences ...
The CDC Goes Before Congress And Five More News... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 16 2014]
A CDC Scientist Puts Samples Into Liquid Nitrogen For StorageJames Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Last week, we learned that U.S. government scientists found six vials of smallpox virus that they didn't know they had. Because ...
Cambridge Working Group: The Independent takes ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
Via The Independent: 'Danger research': Axed scientists join petition against creation of highly pathogenic strains of flu. Excerpt:Senior American scientists have been abruptly dismissed from a US Government advisory board on dangerous biological agents, ...
CIDRAP: Wholesale roster change coming for US b... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
This is going to be a big, messy, ugly, political story. Via CIDRAP, Lisa Schnirring has a major report: Wholesale roster change coming for US biosecurity board. This has to do with the strange weekend removal of 11 members of the 23-member National Science ...
Called Back Up [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Jul 15 2014]
The US is reconvening its National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, but is replacing nearly half its members. read more ...
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