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Space problems at BU


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Anybody who's ever lived in an apartment can surely sympathize with those poor infected researchers at BU:

... But Moore acknowledged that researchers in the lab had violated policies requiring them to work with tularemia inside an enclosed box, called a hood, that sends air through sophisticated filters.

Instead, the tularemia samples were sometimes worked with in the open, in part because the enclosed research boxes were sometimes filled with material that should not have been kept there, Moore said.

Just great! We're about to entrust Oscar Madison with ebola, anthrax and other potential mass killers.


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