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Here's a nice little walk-through by the CDC on Biosafety levels. Biosafety level reflects that potential risk microbes used (or potentially present in the case of human tissue samples) in the laboratory present to researchers. http://www.cdc.gov/training/QuickLearns/biosafety/ BSL-1 is for very low-risk organisms, like non-pathogenic E-coli. You can work ...


My short answer would be no, careers of people who study pathogens requiring biosafety training are not focused biosafety level. More broadly, the people I know who study infections diseases are not motivated by the biosafety levels of their infections organisms. Rather, they are motivated by biological questions and their research that often require ...

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