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Jul 30, 2014

Jul 30, 2014
Scientist in BSL-4 lab

Scientists voice support for research on dangerous pathogens

Statement is a counterpoint to recent calls for restrictions on gain-of-function research.

Jun 21, 2012

Jun 21, 2012

Fouchier study reveals changes enabling airborne spread of H5N1

(CIDRAP News) – A study showing that it takes as few as five mutations to turn the H5N1 avian influenza virus into an airborne spreader in mammals—and that launched a historic debate on scientific accountability and transparency—was released today in Science, spilling the full experimental details that many experts had sought to suppress out of concern that publishing them could lead to the unleashing of a dangerous virus.

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