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DARPA Program Aims to Develop Biosurveillance Tech for Screening ‘Unfamiliar’ Bacterial Strains

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a new program that aims to develop technology that would determine if unfamiliar bacteria contain harmful traits. DARPA said Wednesday it seeks to build a portable tool that will work to screen unfamiliar bacteria to identify their pathogenicity, or capacity to cause disease, through …

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GAO: US Biodefense Enterprise Needs Central Leadership, Oversight

The Government Accountability Office has said in a new report to the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the U.S. biodefense enterprise needs an established leadership strategy. GAO said in the report published Thursday it found that there is no unifying biodefense leadership and oversight structure to facilitate accountability and operational efficiency. The agency said past reports from …

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