US bird flu research to resume under new restrictions

See on Scoop.itVirology News

Back in January 2012, the US government announced it was joining with scientists around the world and temporarily suspending research on the deadly pathogen H5N1, also known as avian flu or “bird…

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

" "the policy aims to preserve the benefits of life sciences research while minimizing the risk of misuse.""

 

OK – can’t argue too hard with that, I suppose?  EXCEPT that it probably limits access to the research of countries where the virus is ACTUALLY a problem.

See on www.theverge.com

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