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Center for Biosecurity In the News 2012

June 2012

Paper on altering bird flu to be published despite concerns. USA Today. (06-21-2012). Dr. Eric Toner was interviewed for this report.

Fouchier study reveals changes enabling airborne spread of H5N1. CIDRAP News. (06-21-2012). Dr. Eric Toner was interviewed for this report.

May 2012

Bird-flu research: The biosecurity oversight. Nature. (05-23-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby was interviewed for this report.

Bioterrorism bill gridlocked in Congress. Huffington Post. (05-11-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson is quoted in this report.

CNN Radio Reports interview with Tom Inglesby. CNN Radio Reports. (05-07-2012) Dr. Tom Inglesby is interviewed.

Researchers tinker with bird flu: Are enough safeguards in place? Christian Science Monitor. (05-04-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby in quoted in this article. 

First of 2 papers on lab-made bird flu published. The Associated Press. (05-02-2012). Dr. Eric Toner was interviewed for this report.

April 2012

Senate hearing on H5N1 papers exposes political divisions. Nature News. (04-27-2012). Testimony delivered by Dr. Tom Inglesby before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is referenced in this article.

Technology: The risks of research. Financial Times (London). (04-10-2012). Dr. Eric Toner was interviewed for this report.

Out, but far from overThe Economist. (04-07-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted in this article. 

Little consensus at scientific meeting on releasing results of risky research. Washington Post. (04-04-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted in this article.

H5N1 mutations, other details unveiled at H5N1 meeting. CIDRAP News. (04-03-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted.

March 2012

Bird-flu papers, recently deemed too dangerous, are freed for publication. The Chronicle of Higher Education. (03-30-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson is quoted in this report.

Casey not sure 10-mile evacuation zone around nuke plants is enough. The Reporter (PA). (03-17-2012). The Center's report titled After Fukushima: Managing the Consequences of a Radiological Release is referenced in this report.

One year later, Japanese nuclear accident draws focus in the U.S. The Mercury (PA). (03-11-2012). The Center's report titled After Fukushima: Managing the Consequences of a Radiological Release is referred to in this article.

Advocates preach: Without PAHPA, US in trouble, deep. Scrip Intelligence: US Capitol Capsule. (03-05-2012). Proceedings of the Center's congressional seminar on the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act are covered in this report, and Center Director Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted. 

CDC cuts could harm biodefense effortsGovernment Executive. (03-02-2012). Ms. Crystal Franco is quoted in this article. 

February 2012

US disease agency in fiscal peril: Proposed budget changes threaten disease prevention and surveillance programmes. Nature. (02-28-2012). Ms. Crystal Franco is interviewed in this report.

WHO panel supports publication of bird flu details, eventually. National Public Radio. (02-17-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted in this report, also featured by Vermont Public Radio.

Mutant bird flu studies should be revealed in full, experts say. LiveScience. (02-17-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson is quoted in this article.

Mixed news for biodefense in President’s budget request. Nature. (02-15-2012). Ms. Crystal Franco is cited in this report. 

WHO meeting to focus on details of bird flu studies, tackle big questions later. Canadian Press. (02-14-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson is quoted. 

Bioterrorism funding withers as death germs thrive in labs, nature. Huffington Post. (02-10-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson was interviewed for this report.

D.A. Henderson, scientist who helped eradicate smallpox, says U.S. is unprepared for bioterrorism. Huffington Post. (02-06-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson is the subject of this article.

Bird flu research – science for good or evil. 89.3 KPCC (Los Angeles NPR affiliate). (02-02-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is referenced in this report.

Health Monitor. St. Albert Gazette (Canada). (02-01-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted.

January 2012

H5N1 causes controversy concerning balance between scientific discovery and public safety. Medical News Today. (01-30-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted.

Sunday dialogue: Bird flu experiments. New York Times. (01-29-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby’s January 24 letter to the editor, responses from the scientific community, and Dr. Inglesby’s rejoinder.

Has bird flu biology opened bioterror box? USA Today. (01-26-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson is referenced in this article.

Defense authorization measure yields less for chem-bio defense, more for cooperative biodefense engagement. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. (01-26-2012). Ms. Crystal Franco is quoted in this report.

Invitation to a dialogue: Research and its risks [Letter to the Editor from Tom Inglesby]. New York Times. (01-24-2012). An invited Letter to the Editor written by Dr. Tom Inglesby.

Moratorium called on scientific research of deadly H5N1 bird flu. Chicago Homeland Security Examiner. (01-21-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson is quoted in this report.

Hope or fear: The opposing ideas of H5N1 bird flu researchers. The Atlantic. (01-20-2012). Commentary published in Science by Drs. Michael Osterholm and D.A. Henderson is referenced in the article.

Bird flu research halted to ensure safety of experiments. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (01-20-2012). Commentary published in Science by Drs. Michael Osterholm and D.A. Henderson is referenced in the article.

Flu researcher Ron Fouchier: 'It's a pity that it has to come to this'. Science. (01-20-2012). In an interview with Science, Dr. Fouchier notes the views of the Center for Biosecurity's Drs. Tom Inglesby and D.A. Henderson.

Avian flu scientists call for 60-day ‘pause’ on controversial research. Wall Street Journal. (01-20-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted in this report.

Researchers agree to temporary halt for bird flu experiments. National Public Radio. (01-20-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted in this report. 

More labs close to deadly bird flu mutations: researcher. Reuters. (01-19-2012). Commentary published in Science by Drs. Michael Osterholm and D.A. Henderson is referenced in the article.

Balance sought in debate over ‘censorship’ of bird flu research. National Post (Canada). (01-16-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson is quoted in this report.

Benefits of H5N1 research do not outweigh the risks. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (01-14-2012). An Op Ed by Tom Inglesby, Anita Cicero, and D.A. Henderson.

Beware the scientists who tinker with flu bug viruses. Vancouver Courier. (01-12-2012). Dr. Tom Inglesby is quoted in this article.

After years of effort, India is poised to enter club of polio-free nations. The Canadian Press. (01-11-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson was interviewed for this report.

Pain relief: India on track to be declared polio-free next monthScientific American. (01-09-2011). Dr. D.A. Henderson is quoted in this report.

Laurie Garrett: Reporting on biosecurity from America to Zaire. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. (Subscription Required). (01/06/2012). Dr D.A. Henderson and the Dark Winter exercise are mentioned in this interview.

Debate persists over publishing bird flu studies. Science Friday, National Public Radio. (01-06-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson was a guest on the show.

Science and security clash on bird-flu papers. Chronicle of Higher Education. (01-01-2012). Dr. D.A. Henderson is quoted.