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The authors compared and analyzed laboratory biosafety category lists and biological agent biodefense lists from multiple countries. They recommended increased consistency in naming biological and assigning risk levels to improve laboratory safety, communication, and situation management. They also suggested that developing nations develop their own biodefense lists reflecting their threats and capabilities. The authors note that international collaboration is required to achieve their recommendations