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THIS ISN’T ENCOURAGING: Lab Security Standards Raise Chances of Mutant-Bird-Flu Catastrophe. Fea…

THIS ISN’T ENCOURAGING: Lab Security Standards Raise Chances of Mutant-Bird-Flu Catastrophe. Fears that bioterrorists could learn from controversial experiments that make H5N1 avian influenza more virulent have overshadowed a more pressing danger: accidental releases, laboratory infections and disgruntled workers. Dozens of all-too-human mistakes have occurred in just the last decade inside high-security laboratories, and many [.
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