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The group voted unanimously on policy regarding avian flu and other viruses.
The next step in the deliberations is a 2-day National Academies of Science symposium in March.
Some topics: weighing risks and benefits, ethical issues, and global involvement.
The analysis is a key part of a federal review of controversial studies on H5N1 and other pathogens.
The NSABB plans to release final recommendations in spring 2016.
The CDC proposes adding certain H5N1 viruses to HHS's select agent list; experts have varied reactions.
Two experts cite a perceived lack of public and global input, as well as potential conflict of interest.
The new policy, which calls on scientists to flag their own experiments as DURC, was met with mixed reviews.
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