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Briefing Date:07/12/2012
Topic:Meeting Critical Laboratory Needs for Animal Agriculture: Examination of Three Options

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
and
Board on Life Sciences
Committee on an Analysis of the Requirements and Alternatives for Foreign Animal
and Zoonotic Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory Capabilities

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Congressional Briefings
Thursday, July 12, 2012
B-307 Rayburn House Office Bldg. and 354 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.
322 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
176 Ford House Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
124 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 3:15 p.m.
and
306 Cannon House Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.

on

Meeting Critical Laboratory Needs for Animal Agriculture:
Examination of Three Options

This new report, from the National Academies, examines the needs and alternatives for a foreign animal and zoonotic disease research laboratory in the U.S. -- including the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Kansas as currently designed, a scaled-back version of NBAF, and maintenance of current capabilities at Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York -- while leveraging the laboratory capacity of foreign laboratories.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on July 13, 2012 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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