Is Your Beard a Biohazard? | GenomeWeb

Improbable Research is "calling all bearded scientists near DC" to convene this weekend to meet Manuel Barbieto, the first author on a study that aimed to assess the " microbiological laboratory hazard of bearded men." Barbieto and his colleagues at the Industrial Health and Safety Office in Frederick, Md., showed in a 1967 Applied and Environmental Microbiology paper that labora

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