- See the AAI nomination of Dennis Kasper to the National Biodefense Science Board
- AAI FY 2010 testimony* on bioterrorism:
- To best protect against bioterrorism, scientists should focus on basic research, including working to understand the immune response, identifying new and potentially modified pathogens, and developing tools (including new and more potent vaccines) to protect against these pathogens.
- (*) Source: Testimony of William R. Green, Ph.D., The American Association of Immunologists, Submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, Regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Budget for the National Institutes of Health – May 1, 2009 (p. 4)
- On September 8, 2009, Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), introduced the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Preparedness Act. The primary intent of the bill is to strengthen security at laboratories where dangerous pathogens are used. To do this, the bill would impose a series of new regulations, opposed by many in the biological research community. On November 3, FASEB sent a letter to Senator Lieberman critiquing some of the bill's provisions. An identical bill, H.R. 5057, was introduced in the House of Representatives by Peter King (R-3rd, NY) on April 15, 2010.
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