Twin girls whose genomes were editied to make them resistant to HIV might have a shortened life expectancy as people with two disabled copies of the CCR5 gene — which protects against HIV infection — are 21 percent more likely to die before the age of 76 when compared to people with at least one working copy of the gene.
Principles & Practices of Biosafety will introduce the essential elements of biosafety and provide extensive resource lists for use after the course. Interactive exercises will be used throughout to provide hands-on experience and to encourage networking and problem-solving among participants and instructors.
The biopharma industry has not defined preferred approaches, technologies, or protocols for viral safety in continuous manufacturing operations.
Nigeria is considering expanding the regulatory scope of its biosafety agency to address emerging technologies, such as gene editing, gene drives, and synthetic biology.
The Australian government announced that it will not regulate the use of gene-editing techniques in plants, animals, and human cell lines unless it introduces new genetic material.
If you are interested in finding out more about the culture of biosafety, biosecurity, and responsible conduct, this guide is for you. A U.S. interagency Working Group was established in 2015 to implement the recommendation of the Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel to "create and strengthen a culture that emphasizes biosafety, laboratory biosecurity, and responsible conduct in the life sciences...
A hierarchy-of-controls approach can help determine how to implement effective preventive measures in workplaces. Consideration of occupational risk factors and control of occupational exposures will help prevent disease transmission in the workplace and protect workers’ health.
From battling disease in banana crops to overcoming avian flu, scientists are seeking wider acceptance for gene editing technology use in agriculture.
This National Ebola Training and Education Center course discusses the assessment, management, and placement of persons suspected to have Ebola and Other Special Pathogens.