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This Photo: Pharma Researcher or Wonka Worker?


Pharmaceutical R & D © Blaine Harrington III/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images
Pharmaceutical R & D © Blaine Harrington III/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

Nope, that's not Veruca Salt settling into her post-crisis career as a Wonka employee. What we have here is a pharmaceutical researcher at work in a clean room, her biohazard suit built into the room itself. It's an effective means of permitting easy access to a hermetically sealed clean room. It's a wonderful photo as well, saturated with elements of sci-fi transhumanism.


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