TITLE

Leakproof Lab New facility for DNA work

PUB. DATE
April 1978
SOURCE
Time;
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the P-4 laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland where hazardous genetic research can be conducted. It says that the laboratory will handle an experiment on whether recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) research can create dangerous organisms and whether they can be handled safely in a laboratory. It mentions that Malcolm Martin and Wallace Rowe of U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) will combine DNA from the polyoma virus into a specially engineered strain of Escherichia coli during the first stage of the experiment. Meanwhile, it mentions that scientists change into special protective clothing before entering the laboratory while all materials used in experiments will be moved into glove boxes through an air lock.
ACCESSION #
53522122

 

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