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Unique opportunity at Galveston National Lab

Galveston County Daily News, November 14, 2010

Heber Taylor, editor of the newspaper, attended the Galveston National Laboratory’s inaugural symposia series on “Topics in Biosecurity.” He wrote that the GNL should be a leader in discussions about how to set rules that protect the public without crippling research. “The students at UTMB who were asking questions about the nature of the proposed regulations one day will be deciding what’s reasonable and what’s overly burdensome. The evolving rules should not be made by Homeland Security experts but by people who grow up in laboratories and who mature, as scientists, in a culture where a concern for safety — theirs, their colleagues’ and the public’s — is cultivated. A university campus is a good environment for a discussion about fair and reasonable regulation of an emerging field of great importance.”


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