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One of Two Hotly Debated Avian Flu Papers Finally Published 52

daveschroeder writes "After a marathon debate over a pair of studies that show how the avian H5N1 influenza virus could become transmissible in mammals, and an unprecedented recommendation by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) to block publication, and its subsequent reversal, a study by Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin–Madison was finally and fully published today. 'Experimental adaptation of an influenza H5 HA confers respiratory droplet transmission to a reassortant H5 HA/H1N1 virus in ferrets' appears in the journal Nature."
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One of Two Hotly Debated Avian Flu Papers Finally Published

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  • Death (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 02, 2012 @03:34PM (#39872523)

    I don't want to sound fatalistic, but one day or another one of those guys makes a mistake and then 90% percent of mankind is going to die.

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