ASM News, Journal Articles and Updates

  • Academy Elects New Fellows
  • National Registry of Certified Microbiologists
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  • 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

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February 21, 2013 – U.S. Government Releases Proposed Policy for Dual Use Research of Concern

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released for public review and comment the proposed policy for institutional oversight of life sciences dual use research of concern.

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April 5, 2013 - Summary of Recent Dual Use/Biosafety Research Policies

The ASM has compiled a summary of recent Dual Use/Biosafety Research Policy responses.

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October 17, 2012 - CDC Requests Comments Concerning Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a notice in today’s Federal Register announcing the opening of a docket to obtain information and comments from the public to questions concerning highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 viruses that contain a hemagglutinin (HA) from the Goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage, and their potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety.

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