Select-Agent Security Clearance Stymies Research
Wilkie, Dana, The Scientist
Delays and invasive checks prompt some scientists to halt work in biodefense-related disciplines| By Dana Wilkie
Valley Fever, a pneumonia-like lung disease that strikes 50,000 people each year, has become an epidemic in southern Arizona, and John Galgiani, director of the University of Arizona's Valley Fever Center for Excellence in Tucson, wants to know why. But the research that might help this microbiologist uncover the state's Valley Fever mystery has been brought to a halt by the very agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, charged with protecting people from disease. The CDC's new regulations for transporting and handling potentially deadly pathogens has so …
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Publication information: Article title: Select-Agent Security Clearance Stymies Research. Contributors: Wilkie, Dana - Author. Magazine title: The Scientist. Volume: 18. Issue: 10 Publication date: May 24, 2004. Page number: 45+. © The Scientist, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.