July 11, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

NIH ricin

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There can be weird old stuff in the freezers, fridges, and elsewhere in labs. Most labs try to do the equivalent of a spring cleaning now and then to make a dent in the accumulation of this kind of stuff. Recently the NIH found various old stuff in their labs including two very unnerving findings: living smallpox and the deadly poison, Ricin. What’s the scariest, weirdest, oldest, or funniest thing you’ve found in your lab cleanings or when you inherited an old lab from another lab that …Read More