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'Untrue statements' anger over work to make H5N1 bird-flu virus MORE dangerous to humans

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/untrue-s...

From The Independent

More than 50 senior scientists from 14 countries, including three Nobel laureates and several fellows of the Royal Society, have written to the European Commission denouncing claims that the ferret experiments are necessary for the development of new flu vaccines and anti-viral drugs.

They also said it is "untrue" to state that the new mutations in the laboratory strain of H5N1, which have enabled the bird-flu virus to be airborne transmissible between ferrets and, potentially, people, have already been seen in nature.

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