Why scientists are concerned about leaks at biolabs

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Washington (AFP) – The theory that Covid-19 might be the result of scientific experiments has thrown a spotlight on the work of the world’s most secure biolabs. While the evidence linking SARS-CoV-2 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China is strictly circumstantial, a number of experts want tougher controls on such facilities over fears that accidental leaks could touch off the next pandemic. Here’s what you should know. 59 top facilitiesThe Wuhan lab belongs to the most secure class, commonly referred to as biosafety level 4, or BSL4.¬† These are built to work safely and securely with the …

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