Scientists Plan to Create New Bird Flu Strain in Lab

Scientists who sparked an outcry when they created easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu want to try such experiments again, this time using a worrisome new strain known as H7N9. Since it broke out in March in China, the bird flu strain has infected more than 130 people and killed 43. Such research is allowed […]

CDC considers having U.S. Army scientists check on bioterror labs

ShareThis CDC considers having U.S. Army scientists check on bioterror labs 26 Jun 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering having U.S. Army scientists or another outside agency inspect its bioterror labs in the wake of a USA TODAY report this month. USA TODAY reported that the agency’s $ 214 million Emerging […]

Obama orders federal labs to help businesses create new products

(THE HILL)   President Obama ordered federal government laboratories to accelerate the process of turning scientific discoveries into commercial products. The move is part of an effort to create jobs and strengthen competitiveness, according to the White House. “One driver of successful innovation is technology transfer, in which the private sector adapts federal research for use […]