The Laboratory Response Network was established in 1999 as a network of laboratories that could prepare for and respond to bioterrorism. But it was created in a world before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a world without social media and a world with a blossoming internet that ordinary people were still discovering. As the world changes and (dis)information moves at the speed of electricity, we examine why the LRN needs to innovate to meet a host of new and emerging threats in this issue’s feature article.
Also in this issue:
- Preparing and Practicing for Chemical Threats in Florida
- Biosurveillance Shows Fentanyl’s Role in Rhode Island’s Overdose Epidemic
- Texas Laboratory Response Network Members Meet In Person
- Water Reuse in the United States: A Growing Practice with Public Health Implications
- Building Collaboration in Asia Through PulseNet International
- Sharing Is Caring: Informatics Experts Collaborate on LIMS