Policy On High-Risk Biological Research Tightened

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Health Department officials cull birds and put them in sacks after bird flu virus was detected in Bhubaneswar, India. Biswaranjan Rout/AP hide caption

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Bird Flu Studies Getting Another Round Of Scrutiny By Panel

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This giant squid was caught about 10 miles off the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, in 1981. The pupil of its eye measured more than 3.5 inches across. Current Biology hide caption

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Just How Big Are The Eyes Of A Giant Squid?

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An health official wearing protective gear culls a bird at a poultry farm after a naturally occurring bird flu virus was detected near Agartala, India, in January. Sushanta Das/AP hide caption

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Expert Panel To Give Controversial Bird Flu Research A Second Look

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H5N1 avian flu viruses (seen in gold) grow inside canine kidney cells (seen in green). Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC hide caption

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Questions About Bird Flu Research Swirl Around Private WHO Meeting

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Virologists and other scientists are meeting at the World Health Organization's Geneva headquarters to talk about the bird flu. Pierre Virot/WHO hide caption

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H5N1 avian flu viruses (seen in gold) grow inside canine kidney cells (seen in green). Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC hide caption

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Scientists Debate How To Conduct Bird Flu Research

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A government veterinarian worker sprays anti-bird flu disinfectant over birds and fowls at Medan city market in North Sumatra province. Indonesia reported its second human death from bird flu this year in late January. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Take Cautious Tack On Bird Flu Research

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H5N1 avian flu viruses (seen in gold) grow inside canine kidney cells (seen in green). Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC hide caption

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Controlling dust from activities like this was on the minds of those in the Department of Labor in the 1930s, as silicosis, a lung disease, was taking a toll on American workers. Above, a worker jackhammers into rock in Lassen National Forest in California in 1934, preparing to shoot explosives. U.S. Forest Service/Oregon State University Libraries hide caption

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New Silica Rules Languish In Regulatory Black Hole

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New advice on housing lab rodents has left research centers confused about compliance and worried about the costs. Tom Gannam/AP hide caption

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Labs Size Up New Guidelines For Rodent Cages

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