October 17, 2014 - USG Launches Deliberative Process on Gain-of-Function Research
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced that the U.S. government will undertake a deliberative process to assess the risks and benefits of certain gain-of-function (GOF) experiments with influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses in order to develop a new Federal policy regarding the funding of this research.
October 2, 2014 - ASM Provides Ebola Resources for Clinical Laboratory Scientists
The ASM sent out a notice to clinical members about Ebola Virus resources.
September 17, 2014 - ASM Statement on Ebola Response
The ASM sent a statement on the Ebola response to members.
September 25, 2014 - United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences DURC
On September 24 the United States Government issued the final US Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC. The Office of Public Affairs sent a notice to members about the Oversight document.
September 16, 2014 - NIGMS Seeks Comments on Strategic Plan
NIGMS seeks comments on their draft strategic plan. ASM requests member comments to help formulate the Society's response.