NEW YORK, Oct.17 (GenomeWeb News) - On a parcel of land that abuts an urban neighborhood and Boston University Medical Center on one side, and two heavily traveled highways on the other, the university is planning to build its National Biocontainment Laboratory, which is to include a Biosafety Level 4 lab specially equipped for research on highly transmissible pathogens for which there is no known treatment, such as Ebola and

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