Original article from Genetic Literacy Project by Ricki Lewis. June 5, 2018 The...
BU Lab will Begin Studying Deadly Viruses
Original article from The Boston Globe byDecember 12th, 2017
Boston University’s high-security laboratory can begin studying Ebola, Zika, and other deadly pathogens, after the city’s public health commission gave final approval last week for the work to proceed. The move ended a decade and a half of controversy during which South End and Roxbury residents and others raised concerns about an accident or a terrorist attack.
For years, the 192,000-square-foot high-security biolab near Boston Medical Center was tied up by legal challenges and regulatory reviews. Built with $200 million in federal money, the building has been mostly empty since its completion in 2008.
Here is a look back at some key events during the lab’s history: