Controversial Gain Of Function Research On Bird Flu To Resume In U.S. After 4-Year Moratorium

ScienceInsider: EXCLUSIVE: Controversial experiments that could make bird flu more risky poised to resume
“Controversial lab studies that modify bird flu viruses in ways that could make them more risky to humans will soon resume after being on hold for more than 4 years. ScienceInsider has learned that last year a U.S. government review panel quietly approved experiments proposed by two labs that were previously considered so dangerous that federal officials had imposed an unusual top-down moratorium on this kind of research…” (Kaiser, 2/8).

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