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  • Dual Use Research
    11/21/2014
    A new national policy on Dual Use Research of Concern was issued. In addition, government funding for new "gain-of-function" research is being paused. Researchers currently conducting such work are being asked to pause and reassess risks and benefits.
  • Dispose of "Legacy" Chemicals
    10/9/2014
    Legacy chemicals left unchecked can introduce higher hazards to the laboratory than the original chemical.
  • Warning about malfunctioning hotplates
    8/20/2014
    There have been multiple incidents of hotplates spontaneously heating in the OFF position leading to fires and explosions.
  • Where did the "M" go in "MSDS?"
    4/28/2014
    MSDSs are now called SDSs.