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Controversial bird flu edits move aheadU.S. scientists defended their bid to stop details of a mutant bird flu virus from being published and called for global cooperation to ward off a pandemic. The controversy arose when two separate research teams — one in the Netherlands and the other in the U.S. — separately found ways to alter the H5N1 avian influenza so it could pass easily between mammals.

Controversial bird flu edits move ahead
U.S. scientists defended their bid to stop details of a mutant bird flu virus from being published and called for global cooperation to ward off a pandemic. The controversy arose when two separate research teams — one in the Netherlands and the other in the U.S. — separately found ways to alter the H5N1 avian influenza so it could pass easily between mammals.

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