posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:42 PM
Here is a piece of the article, Website included.
A scientist whose work was deemed too dangerous to publish by US biosecurity advisers revealed for the first time on Tuesday how he created a hybrid
bird flu virus that is spread easily by coughs and sneezes.
In a conference presentation that was webcasted live to the public, he detailed how his team created the deadly virus. Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison described experiments that pinpointed four genetic mutations enabling the virus to spread between ferrets kept in
neighbouring cages. The animals are considered the best models of how the infection might spread between people.
In December the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) called for sections of Kawaoka's work to be deleted from a paper in the
British science journal Nature, amid fears that a rogue state might use the information to create a biological weapon.
The NSABB raised similar concerns over a paper by Dr Ron Fouchier at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. That study, describing another mutant bird
flu strain that can also be spread through the air between ferrets, is under consideration at the US journal Science.
This is scary...