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Listing BSL-3 Sites[edit]

Surely it is a fool's errand to include a list of BLS-3 labs, given that the start of this section indicates that there are over 1000 in the US alone. Why not make the list of facilities only those with BSL-4 facilities? This would be an actually possible task and would may resolve the factual inaccuracy complaint. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.111.51.113 (talkcontribs) 2012-08-24T14:29:56‎

Genetically modified organisms are BSL-2?[edit]

Does anyone have a reference for the claim that "Genetically modified organisms have also been classified as level 2 organisms"? Seems like most iGEM projects are being done in BSL-1 labs. Patrikd (talk) 08:24, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

I deleted this statement, since it was clearly incorrect. According to the CDC, the NIH Guidelines are the key reference in assessing risk and establishing an appropriate biosafety level for work involving recombinant DNA molecules: http://oba.od.nih.gov/oba/rac/Guidelines/NIH_Guidelines.htm Patrikd (talk) 21:56, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Changes to the table.[edit]

Due to multiple comments on this talk page, and no opposition noted, I boldly removed all of the BSL-3 sites from the table. I did not check the references. I only removed sites that did not make any claim to BSL-4 level. I also removed a facility from the list that was noted as having never opened. I feel there are too many BSL-3 sites to create any kind of stable list. (Over 1000 in the US alone.) Sperril (talk) 20:11, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

India - Azad Dedicates Asia’s First BIO-Safety Level –IV Laboratory to the Nation[edit]

Read here on GoI official post : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=91227

"Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad dedicated to the Nation the Asia’s First Bio-Safety Level-IV Laboratory established by ICMR with support from Department of Science & Technology at Pune today."

The BSL-IV list is highly inaccurate then it seems.Sarindam7 17:48, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

It seems that, by default, that big table is sorted by location. The Pune lab was added at the top, out of alphabetical order. Any objections to me moving it into position next to the other three listed labs in India? 50.181.30.121 (talk) 00:15, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good to me! JHCaufield - talk - 14:44, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
Done. 50.181.30.121 (talk) 01:57, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Newer reference for BSL-4 locations[edit]

I spotted this link on my travels. Might be useful to run through and update the list of BSL-4s. 81.144.191.22 (talk) 14:01, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks - that looks useful. JHCaufield - talk - 15:35, 2 July 2014 (UTC)