BU Lab will Begin Studying Deadly Viruses

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December 12th, 2017

Original article from The Boston Globe by December 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:

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