DNA from the 40,000-year-old bones of a modern human found in Europe contains Neanderthal genes.
April 24, 2015|
Readers reveal research mishaps
April 22, 2015|
Reddit users share the worst mishaps they’ve witnessed while working in the lab.
March 3, 2015|
Federal officials suspend research on certain pathogens at Tulane University following the escape of potentially dangerous bacteria from a high-security lab.
August 19, 2014|
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist who accidentally leaked H5N1 into a benign strain of avian influenza may have been rushing off to a meeting.
July 15, 2014|
After a string of incidents leading to lab closures and a moratorium on the transfer of select agents, US labs are reassessing safety threats within their own walls.
July 11, 2014|
Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has placed a moratorium on movement of biological materials from BSL-3 and BSL-4 facilities.
June 25, 2014|
A University of California, Los Angeles chemist facing criminal charges after a lab accident that killed his research assistant in 2009 avoids a public trial and jail time.
March 1, 2013|
Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.
January 21, 2013|
The release of infectious agents from the lab is not uncommon, but lab-acquired infections are rare.
January 4, 2013|
An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.