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Safety Concerns Prompt US to Close Labs, Suspend Shipping of Biological Materials

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shutting down two labs that handle highly infectious pathogens and imposing an immediate moratorium on shipments of all biological materials from high-level security laboratories until safety problems are addressed. The actions follow several troubling lapses in laboratory safety.   Last month, more than 80 CDC scientists at three labs were potentially exposed to live anthrax. Then, this week, it was announced that six,...

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