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SHANGHAI - Yuan Longping, a Chinese plant scientist whose breakthroughs in developing high-yielding hybrid rice varieties helped alleviate famine and poverty in much of Asia and Africa, died on Saturday in Changsha, China. He was 90 years old.The cause was the failure of several organs, China's top state newspaper, People's Daily reported. An earlier report by an...
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The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday a facility in Baltimore that ruined millions of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine doses was unsanitary and unsuitable for making the shots.The FDA asked Emergent BioSolutions, which operates the facility, to temporarily suspend production of materials for Covid-19 vaccines earlier this month as the U.S. agency initiated an inspection."The company has not...
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WASHINGTON - A senior federal pandemic official warned last June that Emergent BioSolutions, the government contractor that spilled millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines for contamination last month, had insufficiently trained staff and had quality control issues.A copy of the official's assessment received from the New York Times named "major risks" involved in the manufacture of vaccines developed by...
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