How Hard Would It Be for Avian Flu to Spread?

by jeeg 3. January 2012 22:50
Recent reports that two teams of scientists had genetically altered a deadly flu virus to make it more contagious have provoked fear, even outrage, in some quarters. Biosecurity advisers to the American government, which paid for the research, have urged that full details not be published fo... [More]

Seeing Terror Risk, U.S. Asks Journals to Cut Flu Study Facts

by jeeg 21. December 2011 19:05
For the first time ever, a government advisory board is asking scientific journals not to publish details of certain biomedical experiments, for fear that the information could be used by terrorists to create deadly viruses and touch off epidemics. In the experiments, conducted in the United... [More]
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