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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Kansas Veterinary Biosecurity Lab Trampled in Spending Plan
23 February 2012 3:57 pm
A flagship government biodefense laboratory set to be built in Kansas is facing critical funding troubles—in part because of fierce opposition from cattle ranchers the facility is supposed to help. Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it is requesting no new money in its 2013 budget plan for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), a highly secure veterinary research center that is supposed to study viruses and other agents that could threaten livestock and human health. The announcement delighted NBAF opponents, including livestock interests who fear a devastating disease could escape from the facility into the heart of cattle country.
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