Federal judge allows Boston University disease research lab

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A Boston University laboratory built to study some of the world's most dangerous diseases is one step closer to opening following a federal judge's decision issued this week that it poses little risk to the public.

The lab has been opposed by environmentalists and residents of the city's South End neighborhood for years, who say the lab that will study Ebola, plague and other highly infectious diseases should not have been built in such a densely populated area because of the potential health risk.

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