National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity

Type: Organization
Name: National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 3 reports

Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research

WIKIMEDIA, R. BEKTAEVThe White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Department of Health and Human Services last week (October 17) announced it was launching a detailed review into so-called gain-of-function research, in which pathogens ... [Published The Scientist - 20 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

UK scientists criticize White House ban on studies that increase virus potency or transmissibility

Nigel Hawkes 1 LondonUK scientists have criticized a ban by the US administration on studies that increase the potency or transmissibility of viruses, saying that such studies were needed to increase understanding of viruses and to improve vaccines against ... [Published British Medical Journal - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

CHANGE: After biosafety lapses, US halts funding for work modifying virus targets. “Prompted by se…

CHANGE: After biosafety lapses, US halts funding for work modifying virus targets. “Prompted by several recent biosafety lapses (including the discovery of old smallpox samples at the National Institutes of Health), the government will temporarily ... [Published Instapundit - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Workshop on 'Gain of Function' Research Announced

Oct. 17, 2014Workshop on “Gain of Function” Research AnnouncedFor some weeks, the National Research Council (NRC) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) have been working with the National Institutes of Health and others in the U.S. government research community ... [Published National Academy of Sciences - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Government halts funding for research that creates superbugs

Concern about so-called super bugs -- mutated viruses and bacteria resistant to treatment -- is exceptionally high. The Centers for Disease Control issued a report last year, for example, warning about the threat superbugs pose and potential ramifications ... [Published SlashGear - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

The U.S. Will Stop Funding Research into Making Mutant Super Viruses

Should scientists be allowed to create mutant viruses deadlier than natural ones? The White House waded into this controversy today with a surprising announcement to cut all funding to such studies, pending a thorough review of this risky research.The ... [Published Gizmodo - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 2 reports

News Scan for Oct 17, 2014

US suspends funding for 'gain-of-function' studies of flu, MERS, SARSThe Obama administration announced today that it is suspending funding of "gain-of-function" (GOF) studies on influenza and other viruses to allow time to assess the risks and benefits ... [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Doing Diligence to Assess the Risks and Benefits of Life Sciences Gain-of-Function Research

at 03:30 PM EDTFollowing recent biosafety incidents at Federal research facilities, the U.S. Government has taken a number of steps to promote and enhance the Nation’s biosafety and biosecurity, including immediate and longer term measures to review activities ... [Published The White House - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

After biosafety lapses, US halts funding for work modifying virus targets

Today, the White House announced a pause in a specific type of research on viruses. Rather than being a response to the recent Ebola infections, this dates back to events that began in 2011 . Back then, researchers who were studying the bird flu put it ... [Published ArsTechnica - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research

The federal government will temporarily stop funding any new studies that could make three high-risk infectious diseases even more dangerous. The government is asking all scientists involved in this research now to voluntarily halt their current stud ... [Published WNYC - Oct 17 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]

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...doctors and nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, then why would we expect them to properly monitor Ebola transmission in the community? "The pool of people being monitored for potential exposure to the disease appeared to more than double, from 48 to perhaps more than 100, none of whom had reported any symptoms of Ebola. All of those now being evaluated for the first time were workers at Presbyterian who cared for Mr. Duncan after he was admitted. Though the precise number of workers remains unknown, questions were also being raised about why they had"
viruses are unaffected "unless there is a reasonable expectation"
"The funding pause will not apply to the characterization or testing of naturally occurring influenza, MERS, and SARS viruses unless there is a reasonable expectation that these tests would increase transmissibility or pathogenicity" the OSTP said
...Harvard School of Public Health, who has been critical of experiments that could create new pathogens with the potential to cause human pandemics. "I was pleased to see they are at least asking the existing projects to pause."

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Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research [Published The Scientist - 20 hours ago]
UK scientists criticize White House ban on stud... [Published British Medical Journal - 23 hours ago]
USA suspends enhanced pathogen research [Published News.am - Oct 20 2014]
Exponential Ebola [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Oct 20 2014]
White House halts funding on risky flu studies [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 20 2014]
CHANGE: After biosafety lapses, US halts fundin... [Published Instapundit - Oct 19 2014]
Los Angeles Times Exposes Obama Administration ... [Published Lyndon LaRouche Public Action Committee - Oct 19 2014]
Workshop on 'Gain of Function' Research Announced [Published National Academy of Sciences - Oct 18 2014]
Government halts funding for research that crea... [Published SlashGear - Oct 18 2014]
News Scan for Oct 17, 2014 [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Oct 18 2014]
The U.S. Will Stop Funding Research into Making... [Published Gizmodo - Oct 18 2014]
US halts funding for new risky virus studies, c... [Published H5N1 - Oct 17 2014]
Doing Diligence to Assess the Risks and Benefit... [Published The White House - Oct 17 2014]
After biosafety lapses, US halts funding for wo... [Published ArsTechnica - Oct 17 2014]
U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controvers... [Published WNYC - Oct 17 2014]
Exponential Ebola [Published American Thinker - Oct 16 2014]
Ebola fears hit value of travel firms, cruise a... [Published EGlobal Travel Media - Oct 08 2014]
Some experts worry Ebola virus may spread more ... [Published Seattle Times - Oct 08 2014]
Can Ebola spread through the air? [Published Nelson Mail - Oct 08 2014]
CDC endangering America [Published Natural News - Oct 07 2014]
Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 07 2014]
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]
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]
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Exponential Ebola [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Oct 20 2014]
Exponential Ebola http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/exponential-ebola?f=must_reads by RONALD R. CHERRY, MD October 19, 2014 Exponential expansion of an infectious disease occurs when the rate of growth is proportional to ...
CHANGE: After biosafety lapses, US halts fundin... [Published Instapundit - Oct 19 2014]
CHANGE: After biosafety lapses, US halts funding for work modifying virus targets. “Prompted by several recent biosafety lapses (including the discovery of old smallpox samples at the National Institutes of Health), the government will temporarily ...
US halts funding for new risky virus studies, c... [Published H5N1 - Oct 17 2014]
Via ScienceInsider: <a title="Updated: U.S. halts funding for new risky virus studies, calls for voluntary moratorium|Science/AAAS|News" href="http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/10/updated-u-s-halts-funding-new-risky-virus-studies-calls-voluntary-moratorium"&gt;Updated: ...
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 ...
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