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CDC’s ‘Inconsistent’ Lab Practices Threaten Its Credibility, Report Says

(CNN) – A report on lab safety at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put together by a committee of external experts calls the agency’s commitment to safety “inconsistent and insufficient.” The report, which was completed in January but posted on the agency’s website this week, also says “laboratory safety training is inadequate.” The report was put together by an external group of 11 experts in biosafety, laboratory science and research. In the report, they say they are “very concerned that the CDC is on the way to losing credibility.”

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