Opponents of human germline editing hae argued that changing the human gene pool could have unforeseen and irreversible consequences.
The National Biodefense Strategy considers that biological threats are among the most serious potential threats facing the US and the international community and recognizes that it is a vital interest of the United States to manage the risks arising from such threats.
For nearly a week in early December 2017, dozens of truck drivers and farmers in their own trucks were blockaded at a pork processor facility by walls of hundreds of noisy, organised activists.
Since African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed in China on August 3, 2018, the disease has spread to several other countries around the world and has sent shockwaves through the pork industry.
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...
Silos are tall, complex structures, and it is therefore easy for food stuffs to accumulate in hard-to-reach places.
China’s agriculture ministry will require pork processors handling raw pork to test for the presence of the African swine fever virus from May 1.
The study, conducted by the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, looked at the risk of African swine fever (ASF) introduction into the US via airport passengers and the likelihood of any ASF-contaminated product getting through, and out of, the airport.
Buying samples of synthetic DNA is surprisingly easy. The trade is overseen by the International Gene Synthesis Consortium, an industry-led group that works with government agencies to screen orders and buyers. But such oversight can’t prevent someone from purchasing hazardous DNA samples on the black market.