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2004-11-28 18:00:09

New regulations that took effect on Saturday prohibit labs from experimenting on risky pathogenic microbes without approval. The Chinese cabinet issued the new rules after an incident in March in which two people were infected by the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus at a lab of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. China will grade its pathogenic microbe labs in four levels. The first and second grades are labs prohibited from conducting experiments on risky...

2004-11-27 09:00:09

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Beijing, 27 November: A new set of regulations taking effect Saturday [27 November] will prohibit Chinese lab directors from allowing experiments on risky pathogenic microbes without approval. The Chinese cabinet passed the 32-page and 72-item regulations in response to the incident in March when two people were infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus at a lab of the Chinese Centre...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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