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Facing a Security Deadline, Labs Get a 'Provisional' Pass

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Science  07 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5647, pp. 962-963
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5647.962a

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The government announced on Monday that it will grant "provisional registration certificates" this week to labs dealing with so-called select agents while the FBI completes the thousands of security checks required by a new antibioterrorism law passed last year.