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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 04:35 AM
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Bird flu: Research row as US raises terror fears
Source: BBC

The authors of two controversial bird flu studies have reportedly agreed to a US request to redact key details after a government advisory panel suggested the data could be used by terrorists.

The papers show how a bird flu variant can pass easily between ferrets.

Editors at the journals Science and Nature say they will not agree to the redactions until they are assured the data will be accessible to researchers.

A spokesman for US health authorities said such a system was being prepared.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16279365



Much more at the link, including the fact that bird flu is not transmissible between humans. I thin it is worth noting that the virus was altered so as to pass easily among ferrets.
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 10:14 PM
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1. It makes you wonder why they allow the scientists to play around
with making diseases more lethal. There was hushed up controversy around the big flu terror last year, live virus and the pharmaceutical company that was making vaccine too. Bastards.
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