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Fate of Plum Island Animal Lab Still Unclear

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Science  30 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5880, pp. 1146
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5880.1146a

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At a hearing last week, officials unveiled a Government Accountability Office report sharply critical of possible plans to move the U.S. government's antiquated Plum Island Animal Disease Center, which does research on highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease, to a mainland location.