US bird flu research to resume under new restrictions

US bird flu research to resume under new restrictions

Back in January 2012, the US government announced it was joining with scientists around the world and temporarily suspending research on the deadly pathogen H5N1, also known as avian flu or “bird flu,” after an independent review panel found that publishing research results could potentially allow bioterrorists or other attackers to recreate and transmit a more contagious version of the virus on their own. But since international research resumed in January , the US government is looking to get back into studying the virus as well, including potentially funding the development of new, more infectious strains capable of being spread by coughing. Continue reading…

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US bird flu research to resume under new restrictions

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