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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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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