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Laboratory Says Security Is Tighter, but Earlier Count Missed Dangerous Vials/ Wash Post

Posted Aug 13 2009 8:02pm
Over 9,000 undocumented microbial samples turned up in Fort Detrick's three-month long inventory, completed last month. But that doesn't mean we have a problem with biosecurity at the Army labs, does it? Nor does it suggest a similar problem might exist at the many labs that have sprung up since 9/11 in the US Government-sponsored biosecurity cottage industry, does it? And why should Obama's nomination for the Department of Homeland Security bioterrorism czar worry about biosecurity at these labs?

I should have directed readers to Lew Weinstein's blog on the anthrax letters case and the subject of biosecurity long before. Lots of interesting material there.
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