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Pandemic bird flu research published

daveschroeder (516195) writes | more than 2 years ago

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daveschroeder writes "After a marathon debate over a pair of studies that show how the avian H5N1 influenza virus could become transmissible in mammals, and an unprecedented recommendation by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) to block publication, and its subsequent reversal, a study by Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin–Madison was finally and fully published today in the journal Nature. The full journal article: Experimental adaptation of an influenza H5 HA confers respiratory droplet transmission to a reassortant H5 HA/H1N1 virus in ferrets."
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Alarmists (1)

barv (1382797) | more than 2 years ago | (#39872873)

Suppressing anything because of possible misuse is not a good idea.

This technology might also indicate a cure for all sorts of disease.

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