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France Issues Moratorium on Prion Research after Fatal Brain Disease Strikes Two Lab Workers

Submitted by qobryan on July 29, 2021 - 11:14 AM

France has issued a three month moratorium on laboratory prion research in response to a retired lab worker being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. In 2019, another lab worker died at age 33, 10 years after pricking her thumb during an experiment with prion-infected mice.

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Science Magazine

Content Author:

Barbara Casassus