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Boston Weighs a Ban on Biodefense Studies

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Science  30 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5671, pp. 665
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5671.665

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A deeply divided city council has asked for legal advice on whether it can ban scientific research it deems dangerous to the community. The target is a $178 million biosafety level 4 facility funded by the National Institutes of Health.