biocontainment love

Definitions

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  • n. Any of several techniques used to ensure that biohazards are contained within a laboratory and not allowed to escape into the environment
  • n. The modification of an organism's genetic material in order to restrict its ability to reproduce outside of a laboratory

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Examples

  • The $50 million lab is across from the university's Prince William campus and is one of 13 biocontainment laboratories in the nation that were built with the help of grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

    Prince William research lab is part of effort to fight bioterrorism

  • A: BSL labs are biocontainment facilities designed for research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) activities involving specific pathogens (germs), exposure to which would be hazardous to lab workers as well as the “outside environment.”

    Inside America's Biological Warfare Center

  • TOM THORNTON, PRESIDENT, KANSAS BIOSCIENCE AUTHORITY: The safety and security measures that go into this kind of research have advanced dramatically, in such that this kind of biocontainment research takes place safely and securely on the mainland in cities like Atlanta, Georgia, at the Centers for Disease Control every single day.

    CNN Transcript Jul 28, 2009

  • TOM THORNTON, PRESIDENT, KANSAS BIOSCIENCE AUTHORITY: The safety and security measures that go into this kind of research have advanced dramatically, such that this kind of biocontainment research takes place safely and securely on the mainland in cities like Atlanta, Georgia, at the Centers for Disease Control every single day.

    CNN Transcript Jul 27, 2009

  • Suppose you're talking about GMOs in class, and a question on an exam deals with biocontainment and chloroplast transformation.

    College professor: "Flunk the IDiots"

  • In April 2002, researchers noticed an anthrax-laced deposit on the outside of a flask outside the biocontainment area.

    In Anthrax Case, Hindsight

  • "In retrospect, although my concern for biosafety was honest and my desire to refrain from crying 'wolf' unnecessarily was sincere, I should have notified my supervisor ahead of time of my worries about a possible breach in biocontainment," Dr. Ivins said in a 2002 statement to investigators.

    FBI Used DNA to Link

  • The spores that were found in Dr. Ivins's office and in a men's changing area were far from the biocontainment lab, where much of the military's anthrax work was under way.

    FBI Used DNA to Link

  • One question is why the government let Dr. Ivins remain at the Army's Fort Detrick research facility in Frederick, Md., and maintain access as late as November 2007 to a biocontainment lab where anthrax was stored.

    Lawmakers Seek Anthrax Answers

  • And in September we also awarded the two national biocontainment laboratories and the additional nine regional biocontainment laboratories.

    'The Challenge is to Stay Vigilant'

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