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    FDA Official Testifies on Lab Safety After Smallpox, Anthrax Incidents

    At a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, an official from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that the agency has taken "direct and definitive actions" to improve laboratory safety after a new report highlighted deficiencies at a number of federal agencies in their oversight of bioresearch laboratory safety. The report, issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), comes after recent incidents involving the mishandling of dangerous biological materials...