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Is the U.S. Doing Enough to Prevent Mad Cow Disease?

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Science  01 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5522, pp. 1639-1641
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5522.1639

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U.S. officials say they're taking every reasonable step to prevent mad cow disease--and its deadly human counterpart--from gaining a foothold here. But critics still see chinks in the country's armor. Underlying the argument is a broader question: How much prevention is enough?