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Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Sep 26, 2013

Sep 26, 2013
Judge's gavel

Dutch court affirms limit on publishing H5N1 findings

The court upheld an export rule, but virologist Fouchier said the decision won't apply to H7N9 research.

Sep 06, 2013

Sep 06, 2013
H7N9 influenza virus

Think tank sees big risks in flu gain-of-function research

A new assessment says that avian flu "gain of function" research poses a serious outbreak risk.

Aug 14, 2013

Aug 14, 2013
H5N1 color electron micro

Study: Technique adds 'kill switch' to modified flu viruses

A new molecular strategy could diffuse some of the controversy over lab-modified flu viruses.

Aug 07, 2013

Aug 07, 2013
BSL-3 lab worker

Scientists air topics for H7N9 gain-of-function research

Will future research include lab-modified strains that are more transmissible and require tighter safety measures?