Ex-Pfizer Worker Cites Genetically Engineered Virus In Lawsuit Over Firing
Medical experts will be watching closely Monday when a scientist who says she has been intermittently paralyzed by a virus
designed at the Pfizer laboratory where she worked in Groton
opens a much anticipated trial that could raise questions about safety practices in the dynamic field of genetic engineering.
Organizations involved in workplace safety and responsible genetic research already have seized on the federal lawsuit by molecular biologist Becky McClain as an example of what they claim is evidence that risks caused by cutting-edge genetic manipulation have outstripped more slowly evolving government regulation of laboratories.
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