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The World Health Organization announced on Friday that details of the recent genetic research that resulted in more contagious bird flu strains would be released to the general public over the next few months.  The decision, made by leading bird flu and public health experts who met in Geneva last week, was against the objections of the United States.  Opposition…

This week, research scientists from the University of Wisconsin and Erasmus University in the Netherlands announced that they were suspending research on new, more contagious bird flu strains for at least the next 60 days. The announcement was in response to growing concerns that the genetically engineered strains already developed by these virologists could get into the hands of bioterrorists…

In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Government announced on Tuesday that it had not only sponsored research to figure out how the deadly bird flu virus might mutate to become a bigger threat to humans, but also implored two institutions who met with some success not to publish details of their findings. The concern, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci of…

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