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Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters

By Larissa Paschyn | January 25, 2017

How to increase the resiliency of biotechnology organizations in the face of emergency risks

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Thirty Years of Lab Safety

By Michal Barski | October 1, 2016

From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.

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US Defense Department labs are the subject of inquiry following several safety breaches concerning the handling of deadly bacteria and virus strains. 

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Lab Bloopers Galore

By Jenny Rood | April 24, 2015

Readers reveal research mishaps

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Lab Bloopers

By Jenny Rood | April 22, 2015

Reddit users share the worst mishaps they’ve witnessed while working in the lab.

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Risky Research Halted at Tulane

By Jef Akst | 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.

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Haste Caused CDC Bird Flu Contamination?

By Jef Akst | 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.

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Government Cracks Down on Biosecurity

By Tracy Vence | 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.

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CDC Halts Hazardous Biomaterial Transfers

By Tracy Vence | 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.

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Agreement Reached in Lab Fire Case

By Jef Akst | 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.

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