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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – June 28, 2015

Global Biodefense NewsSecret World War II chemical experiments tested troops by race | Health panel recommends cautious approach to Meningitis B vaccine | Top actions the U.S. should take to prepare for MERS-CoV | H.R. 1300, First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act | CBRN course sets standards for radiological transport | A new device could diagnose malaria in a matter of minutes | 15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA | How St. Michael’s Hospital is preparing for a major disaster | The case for highly enriched uranium-free zones | Veterinarians: Front-line responders to animal disease outbreaks | What could go wrong: Putting a pathogen-research lab in Tornado Alley | Global strategy to fight rinderpest uses nuclear techniques | After MERS, South Korea authorizes prison for quarantine scofflaws | Ebola cases ebb a bit amid undetected spread, risky contact | Terrorist attack hits U.S.-owned chemical plant in France | Crossing the minefield of disease names | Polio is active in only 3 countries, soon it could be down to 2 | Chemical safety bill advances | Will a surgical mask keep you safe in a viral outbreak? | Senate panel approves $2 billion raise for NIH in 2016 | Google Genomics adds broad institute’s DNA analysis toolkit

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including chemical plant attack in France, anthrax preparedness, malaria diagnostics, MERS-CoV and more…

Secret World War II chemical experiments tested troops by race (NPR)

Health panel recommends cautious approach to Meningitis B vaccine (NY Times)

Top actions the U.S. should take to prepare for MERS-CoV (TFAH)

H.R. 1300, First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act (CBO)

CBRN course sets standards for radiological transport (myGuidon)

A new device could diagnose malaria in a matter of minutes (Science.Mic)

15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA (Telegraph)

How St. Michael’s Hospital is preparing for a major disaster (The Star)

The case for highly enriched uranium-free zones (CNS)

Veterinarians: Front-line responders to animal disease outbreaks (GAO WatchBlog)

What could go wrong: Putting a pathogen-research lab in Tornado Alley (Slate)

Global strategy to fight rinderpest uses nuclear techniques (IAEA)

After MERS, South Korea authorizes prison for quarantine scofflaws (NY Times)

Ebola cases ebb a bit amid undetected spread, risky contact (CIDRAP)

Terrorist attack hits U.S.-owned chemical plant in France (C&EN)

Crossing the minefield of disease names (The Lancet)

Polio is active in only 3 countries, soon it could be down to 2 (NPR)

Chemical safety bill advances (NY Times)

Will a surgical mask keep you safe in a viral outbreak? (NPR)

Senate panel approves $2 billion raise for NIH in 2016 (Science Insider)

Google Genomics adds broad institute’s DNA analysis toolkit (Reuters)

Map of Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic

Improving Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance in Laos

Marburg Antibodies Diagram

New Antibody Weapons Against Marburg Virus