August 22, 2014 - Laboratory Practices Committee Prepares Ebola Guidance Document - The PSAB Committee on Laboratory Practices has prepared a document to assist laboratory personnel with testing in accordance with the current CDC Ebola Interim Guidance.
August 28, 2014 - White House Memo: Ensuring Biosafety and Biosecurity in US Laboratories The Office of Science and Technology Policy sent a memo to all federal departments and agencies involved in life-sciences research urging them to take immediate and longer-term steps aimed at addressing the underlying causes of the recent laboratory incidents and strengthening overall biosafety and biosecurity at federal facilities.
The ASM has compiled a summary of recent Dual Use/Biosafety Research Policy responses.
- February 21, 2013 – U.S. Government Releases Proposed Policy for Dual Use Research of Concern
- October 17, 2012 - CDC Requests Comments Concerning Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1
- September 17, 2012 - Revision of the NIH Guidelines to Include Synthetic Nucleic Acids and Clarification of Criteria for Section III-A-1-a Experiments
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