U.S. Officials Purge Biosafety Advisory Board In Midst Of Anthrax Crisis

July 15, 2014 3:47 PM

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NEW YORK, July 15 (Reuters) - Federal officials, amid the worst U.S. biosafety crisis in years, have dismissed 11 eminent scientists from a 23-member panel that advises the government on what research on pathogens is too dangerous to conduct.

The purged members were informed that their service was no longer needed via an email on Sunday night from Mary Groesch, executive director of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB). Two of the dismissed members told Reuters that the notice came without warning. The panel is ove...

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