In response to the recent revelations that some high containment labs have mishandled, misplaced, or simply forgot about some deadly pathogen samples, the National Institutes of Health is urging pathogen research labs to tighten up their ships. That means cleaving to regulations, reviewing holdings, updating materials, reinforcing training, and similar measures. To lead by example and as an incentive, NIH has declared September National Biosafety Stewardship Month.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

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The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.