Lapses at high-security CDC labs reveal culture of negligence

July 16, 2014 1:04 PM

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Lapses at high-security CDC labs reveal culture of negligence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is under fire after lapses in safety – including the exposure of 80 workers to anthrax – came to light in the past week.

Revelations of safety breaches at federal biosecurity laboratories reveal gaping holes in safety protocols, a lack of independent oversight, and an apparent culture of hubris among researchers who work with dangerous biological agents, biosecurity experts say.

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