University of Wisconsin researcher Gary Splitter has had his lab privileges suspended for five years after a federal investigation found he was conducting unapproved tests with an infectious disease, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education's Paul Basken. The researcher fired back at the university, saying federal officials had also found the school negligent in the way it handles biological agents, some of which could be sought by terrorists. "Dr.

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