On Second Thought, Flu Papers Get Go-Ahead

Via Scoop.itVirology News

“The end of an impassioned and often strident global debate over the proper balance between scientific openness and security began with 2 hours of mandatory, studious silence in a room protected by an armed guard.

When members of a U.S. government advisory panel gathered last week on the campus of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) near Washington, D.C., to reconsider their controversial December 2011 recommendation that two groups of scientists redact key details from papers describing how they made the H5N1 avian influenza virus more transmissible between mammals, one of the first items on the agenda was to read revised versions of the manuscripts.”

 

Well, I would hope so – and then stop being silly.

Image courtesy Russell Kightley Media

Via www.sciencemag.org

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