A coalition of life-science and government leaders from Texas is leaning toward appealing a decision by the US Department of Homeland Security last month not to pick the Lone Star State as the base for its planned National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, Texas officials told BioRegion News last week — while officials in Mississippi are weighing their own legal challenge to DHS.

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