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Researchers propose new experiments on mutant bird flu

Scientists proposed developing a more potent strain of the deadly H7N9 bird flu on Wednesday to examine how mutant forms might spread among humans, a topic that has stoked global alarm in the past. The announcement came a day after Chinese scientists reported the first likely case of person-to-person transmission…

U.S. committee will decide if international scientists allowed to publish flu research

The row over whether scientific journals can publish details of mutant strains of the H5N1 bird flu virus that can spread to other animals is about to come to a head in Washington One Monday morning in September last year, Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus medical centre in…