In the article "Bioweapons Research Proliferates" (R. Lewis, The Scientist, 12:1, April 27, 1998), Zachary Selden offered a hypothetical example of ordering Ebola virus from the American Type Culture Collection. Nancy Wysocki, a representative of ATCC, informed The Scientist after the article was published that the facility does not provide Ebola virus, or any other level 4 pathogen. In preparing the article, The Scientist contacted ATCC several times, with no response. "It has been ATCC's policy not to grant any interviews or to make any comments on the issues of bioterrorism and biological weapons," according to Wysocki.
In the article "Interdisciplinary Study Of Nonhuman Primates Gains Ground" (S. Bunk, The Scientist, 12:10, May 11, 1998), the date for establishment of the Living Links Center was incorrectly printed. The center was set up in 1997.