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Five Mutations Make H5N1 Airborne

By | June 21, 2012

The second of the two controversial bird flu papers is published in Science, revealing that just five mutations can render the virus transmissible between ferrets.

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Bird Flu Transmission in Mammals

By | May 2, 2012

After much ado, Nature publishes the first report of a bird flu virus adapted for transmission in ferrets.

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White House Weighs in on H5N1

By | April 18, 2012

Science adviser John Holdren speaks out about how the Presidential Administration is handling the controversial research that rendered avian flu transmissible between ferrets.

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Bird Flu Mutations Revealed

By | April 5, 2012

One of the researchers who created a highly transmissible form of the bird flu virus has broken his silence and shared which mutations made it possible.

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Bird Flu Papers to Publish

By | April 2, 2012

Biosecurity board recommends publication of data detailing transmissibility of H5N1 avian influenza.

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Deliberating Over Danger

By | April 1, 2012

The creation of H5N1 bird flu strains that are transmissible between mammals has thrown the scientific community into a heated debate about whether such research should be allowed and how it should be regulated.

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Insufficient Bird Flu Surveillance

By | March 29, 2012

Monitoring of bird flu outbreaks around the world is spotty, with most countries performing little in the way of genetic analysis.

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Bird Flu Debate Continues

By | March 8, 2012

A series of articles published in open access journal mBio underscores the variety in opinion on whether a transmissible H5N1 strain should be studied.

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Bird Flu Research Reconsidered

By | March 1, 2012

Biosecurity agency will give controversial H5N1 bird flu research another look-over in light of new data and clarification.

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Bird Flu Prevalence Underestimated

By | February 23, 2012

Pooled data from H5N1 bird flu studies suggests that the World Health Organization may be underestimating infection and overestimating fatality.

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