Select Agents should be defined by DNA sequence

The National Academy of Sciences has just released the report Sequence-Based Classification of Select Agents: A Brighter Line. A committee of 13 of us, chaired by Jim LeDuc (Director, Galveston National Laboratory, University of Texas Medical Branch) and cat-herded by India Hook-Barnard (NAS), has been working on this report for the past year or so. It’s good to see it done. There is an NAS press release, and Nature and Science, among others, have already picked up the story.
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