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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – June 2, 2013

Biodefense News - Headlines of the WeekWhy a Saudi virus is spreading the alarm | Researchers develop faster method to identify salmonella strains | China ends local emergency response to H7N9 | Why ricin is the domestic terrorist’s toxin of choice | CBRN policy brief: Is the U.S. prepared for a chemical attack? | Gene therapy…against the flu? | Research shows copper destroys norovirus | DHS S&T first responder project roundup May 2013 | UC Davis begins sequencing for 100K pathogen genome | Budget cuts threaten local bioterrorism lab | Top European life science institutes join forces | HHS funds drug development for bioterror infections, pneumonia | Italy resident has MERS after trip to Jordan | Saving public health during sequestration | New single virus detection techniques for faster disease diagnosis | Officials break ground on NBAF biodefense lab power plant

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like gene therapy for influenza, why domestic terrorist choose ricin, H7N9 emergency response winding down and more …

Why a Saudi virus is spreading the alarm (Council on Foreign Relations)

Researchers develop faster method to identify salmonella strains (Penn State)

China ends local emergency response to H7N9 (CIDRAP)

Why ricin is the domestic terrorist’s toxin of choice (NTI GSN) 

CBRN policy brief: Is the U.S. prepared for a chemical attack? (GMU) .pdf 

Gene therapy…against the flu? (Science)

Research shows copper destroys norovirus (University of Southampton)

DHS S&T first responder project roundup May 2013 (DHS)

UC Davis begins sequencing for 100K pathogen genome (Food Safety News)

Budget cuts threaten local bioterrorism lab (KREM Spokane)

Top European life science institutes join forces (Science) 

HHS funds drug development for bioterror infections, pneumonia (HHS)

Italy resident has MERS after trip to Jordan (CIDRAP)

Saving public health during sequestration (APHA)

New single virus detection techniques for faster disease diagnosis (EurekAlert) 

Officials break ground on NBAF biodefense lab power plant (KCUR)

DoD to Purchase BioFire Diagnostics Respiratory Panels

BAA – Large Scale T Cell Epitope Discovery for Priority Pathogens