French medical authorities have ordered a prestigious laboratory to suspend its activities after it lost more than 2,000 test tubes containing the SARS respiratory virus. The Pasteur Institute reported the tubes missing last month from one of its labs but insisted that the tubes do not pose any infection risk. It asked the ANSM medical safety agency to carry out inspections at the lab. ANSM chief inspector Gaetan Rudant said Tuesday that his team did not find the tubes but did find “dysfunction” in the way the lab tracked its material. More