Milwaukee Biz Blog: Preventing release of lethal science

When researchers used federal funding to genetically mutate the lethal H5N1 bird flu virus to make it capable of respiratory transmission between ferrets, the U.S. government was caught flat-footed on how to proceed with this potentially dangerous research.

This week, a Senate panel is investigating biological security in the wake of the H5N1 research, with good reason, according to U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, author of today’s Milwaukee Biz Blog.


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