Dutch lab that created deadly bird flu virus attacks America for redacting its research.
America should not be allowed to dominate the debate over who
controls sensitive scientific information that could be misused in
biowarfare terrorism, say the scientists who created a highly dangerous
form of bird-flu virus in a study that has been partially censored by
the US government.
Ron Fouchier and Ab Osterhaus of Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam
accept recommendations by the US government's National Science Advisory
Board for Biosecurity, which said key details of their US-funded
research should not be published because bioterrorists may use the
information to cause a bird-flu pandemic.
"But we do question whether it is appropriate to have one country dominate a discussion that has an impact on scientists and public-health officials worldwide," Fouchier and Osterhaus write in the journal Nature. READ MORE