U.S. says 75 government scientists possibly exposed to anthrax

by jeeg 20. June 2014 01:54
  As many as 75 scientists working in U.S. federal government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria and are being offered treatment to prevent infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The potential exposure occurred af... [More]

Is Public Health and Safety Being Considered in the Construction of LBNL's New Biolab in Berkeley?

by jeeg 11. August 2011 20:26
In April of this year, U.C. Berkeley researchers announced the creation of the U. C. Berkeley Synthetic Biology Institute (SBI), which will ramp up efforts to “engineer” cells and biological systems. Part of its research will include experiments that insert manufactured stretches... [More]

Genome sciences building evacuated after chemical spill

by jeeg 9. December 2010 19:28
The William H. Foege Building was evacuated yesterday after a chemical spill at around 5:45 p.m. More than a dozen UWPD and Seattle Fire Department (SFD) units, including a hazardous material team, responded to the incident. No one was injured in the spill.   SFD Battallion Chief Michae... [More]

Biotech Worker Safety

by jeeg 15. August 2010 00:08
How safe is the workplace for those who labor in biotech, or applied technology based on biology? Just ask Steve Zeltzer, chair of the California Coalition for Workers Memorial Day. He organized the first–ever national conference on health and safety issues in the biotech industry in San... [More]
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