NIH Cleared To Fund $128M Anthrax Research Lab In Boston

Law360, New York (September 30, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The National Institutes of Health can proceed with funding a $128 million infectious disease and biodefense research lab at Boston University, a federal judge ruled Monday, saying the controversial lab does not violate federal environmental law or discriminate against minorities.

Chief U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris rejected the Conservation Law Foundation's lawsuit alleging the NIH's final risk assessment of the Boston lab — which intends to study deadly bacteria and diseases like SARS, anthrax and the Ebola virus — failed to comply with the National...
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