CDC Takes Action

Minor and harmless mishaps at small labs are part of the fun of science and make good yarn-swapping for old science vets. But accidents that expose people to deadly pathogens are not so funny to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has temporarily shut down its anthrax and flu labs and halted shipments of all infectious agents out of its highest-security labs, the New York Times reports.

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