January 30, 2023
Life Sciences
  • The U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity unanimously approved draft recommendations to push for broader oversight of research on pathogens. The recommendations also call for stopping exemptions for research related to vaccine development and surveillance of emerging viruses. The meeting came after two federal watchdogs criticized the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) monitoring of pathogen studies. The board’s final report will be sent to the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, which will have further discussions with different government agencies before issuing a new policy. (Article here)