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Lab 257 is an amazing book about germ research labs. It fascinated me both with how hard it is to contain diseases under ideal conditions (lab 257 was on an island miles from anything inhabited) and how poor of a job people who should have known better, the actual virologists and people with MDs, did at containing diseases they were researching.

Warning: this book is non-fiction and is scary.

cascom · 2019-07-16 · Original thread
Interesting that this might officially come out - it’s been an open secret for years

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