Scientists Call for Bioethics Review of Modifications to the Avian Flu Virus

According to experts with the Foundation for Vaccine Research, the human transmissibility of the avian flu virus should not be modified for research purposes until an assessment of the ethical implications of such a modification has been completed.  In addition, Simon Wain-Hobson, Chairman of the Foundation, has called for “an extensive debate over ‘gain-of-function’ virus studies and an impartial evaluation of their dangers.” Read the original article here.

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