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Old 05-03-2012, 03:43 PM
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Default Contentious bird flu study finally goes to press

Contentious bird flu study finally goes to press

A bird flu study that was blocked from publication for months after biosecurity experts questioned if it was unsafe to put it in the public domain has finally been published.

The work, conducted by a team led by influenza virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo, suggests that as few as three changes to the main gene on the surface of some H5N1 flu viruses might allow the virus to transmit efficiently among mammals – perhaps even humans.


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Old 05-03-2012, 03:52 PM
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It concerns me that some powerful people and groups who are consistently preaching of the need to reduce the human population by several billion might start rubbing their hands at this news.
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