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Scientist Creates Super Deadly Virus, Some Want Re

Pierre Bezukhov (1866830) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Pierre Bezukhov (1866830) writes "A Dutch researcher has created a virus with the potential to kill half of the planet’s population. Now, researchers and experts in bioterrorism debate whether it is a good idea to publish the virus creation ”recipe”. However, several voices argue that such research should have not happened in the first place.

The virus is a strain of avian influenza H5N1 genetically modified to be extremely contagious. It was created by researcher Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands. The work was first presented at a conference dedicated to influenza, that took place in September in Malta."

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Why Bother? (1)

Vegan Cyclist (1650427) | more than 2 years ago | (#38195548)

We're already doing a great job of this with livestock practices.

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