Comment: Keep biodefence in the open

时间:2019-03-01 11:02:05166网络整理admin

By Edward Hammond DISTURBING secrets have been lurking in several US biodefence labs. In the past few weeks alone, some major violations of biosafety law at Texas A&M University have come to light, with unreported lab-acquired infections and unauthorised staff handling biological weapons agents among the breaches. Meanwhile, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, researchers had been working with copies of the Ebola virus genome without adequate precautions. These violations were not picked up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),