Details of Bird Flu Research Will Be Released

From the New York Times:

The full details of recent experiments that made a deadly flu virus more contagious will be published, despite recommendations by the United States government that some information be kept secret for safety reasons, an official of the World Health Organization said on Friday.

But a 60-day moratorium declared last month on both the research itself and its publication will be extended, probably for several months, according to Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the health organization’s assistant director general for health security and the environment. He spoke at a news conference in Geneva after a two-day meeting of 22 experts in flu and public health from various countries, who he said had had “intense discussions” about “urgent issues” related to the research.

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