2/13/2012

Rutgers chemistry professor and bioweapons expert Richard Ebright offers his take on the recent avian influenza research that led to the creation of a strain easily passed between ferrets in this article. Ebright decries the use of federal funds for the research and calls on officials to set up stricter biosecurity measures to prevent the virus's release from labs, similar to procedures in place for such pathogens as smallpox, as well as enhanced safety protocols for researchers.

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