Controversial lab studies that modify bird flu viruses in ways that could make them riskier to humans will soon resume after being on hold for more than 4 years.
Panjab University (PU) and Sandia National Laboratories will set up one-of-a-kind Biorisk Management Center at PU. The center will train researchers from various parts of the country on the biosafety and biosecurity aspects of research being carried out in various life sciences disciplines.
Homeland Preparedness News recently interviewed Connell about her goals for the National Institutes of Health’s National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) and her current research into Global Catastrophic Biological Risks (GCBRs).
The Mexican General Health Law establishes that medical investigations and research are subject to sanitary regulation by the health authorities. The General Health Law Regulations in Health Investigation Matters establish that 'investigations involving humans' include all types of research involving pharmaceutical products, medical devices, medical processes and all other data collection relating to human health.
No editor likes retracting papers unless absolutely necessary, so it stands to reason that they might want to avoid papers that, once subject to scrutiny, will require the nuclear option in scientific corrections.
Scientists say there's no certain way to stop someone intent on monkeying with DNA, no matter what laws or standards are in place.
The dual-use nature of emerging biotechnology necessitates biosecurity measures in industry, particularly for the gene synthesis sector which produces DNA sequences to order.
Some scientists worry the startling claim will lead to knee-jerk regulations and damage the public’s trust in gene editing.
After researchers resurrected a long-dead pox, some critics argue that it's too easy for scientists to make decisions of global consequence.
The Trump administration wants to modernize the federal guidelines for companies that sell made-to-order DNA in hopes of keeping dangerous genetic material out of the hands of malicious potential customers.