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Web Date: April 3, 2012

Proposed Lab Ignites Fears

National Lab: Groups raise concerns about Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s plan to combine research labs
Department: Government & Policy, Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Environmental SCENE
Keywords: genomics, synthetic biology, LBNL

An approved plan to combine several satellite genomics and synthetic biology labs of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, Calif., into one location is igniting the fears of some groups and local residents about the possible dangers of “extreme genetic engineering.”

The parties concerned about the combined lab complex gathered last week at a pair of open meetings . . .

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