Scientists lambaste federal review of Boston University biolab

Nov. 30, 2007
National Research Council says review was incomplete and not credible

A federal review of a laboratory being built by Boston University was "not sound and credible" and failed to adequately address the consequences of highly lethal germs escaping from the project, according to a report from the National Research Council. The group says the federal analysis was so woefully incomplete that it did not meet basic standards applied to scientific research. The lab building, scheduled to open in about a year on Boston University's medical school campus, has as its centerpiece a Biosafety Level-4 facility, designed to allow scientists to work with the world's deadliest germs. Lab opponents have waged a five-year battle to block the facility.

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