September 17, 2014 - ASM Statement on Ebola Response

The ASM sent a statement on the Ebola response to members.  

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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.

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September 2, 2014 - USG Communications about Ensuring Biosafety in US Laboratories

The ASM sent an e-mail to ASM members regarding US Government communications about ensuring biosafety in US laboratories.  The e-mail includes links to a White House memo and an NIH advisory.

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Infectious Disease Laboratory Testing

September 10, 2014 - Laboratory Practices Committee Revises Ebola Guidance Document
After consultation with CDC Personnel, the PSAB Committee on Laboratory Practices has revised the “Interim Laboratory Guidelines for Handling/Testing Specimens from Cases or Suspected Cases of Hemorrhagic Fever Virus (HFV)”.  The guideline was prepared to assist laboratory personnel with testing in accordance with the current CDC Ebola Interim Guidance.

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Biosafety

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.

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