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Pathogens Lab Chief Stripped of Duties

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Science  14 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5477, pp. 228-229
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5477.228b

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PARIS-- Europe's most advanced high-security pathogen lab has claimed its first human casualty--and it hasn't even opened for business. On 28 June, the Marcel Mérieux Foundation, which funded the construction of the $8 million facility in Lyons, banned lab director Susan Fisher-Hoch from the premises and launched legal proceedings to dismiss her. Fisher-Hoch's most egregious offense, it appears, was speaking with the press.

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