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New U.S. Rules Set the Stage for Tighter Security, Oversight

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2304
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5602.2304

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The U.S. government last week unveiled sweeping new bioterror research regulations that will require 20,000 scientists at nearly 1000 laboratories to beef up security--or face hefty fines and jail sentences. The interim rules, due to go into effect early next year, could also force scientists to get prior approval for a growing list of sensitive experiments.

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