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The dreaded flu virus: what are the risks of producing a lethal strain in the laboratory?

Is there ever science that should not be done? Many scientists struggle with the idea of researchers being told not to do certain experiments. Natural(...)

Officials pile dead chickens into bags in Hong Kong earlier this year in a mass cull after the deadly H7N9 virus was discovered in poultry imported from mainland China. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

US virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka has form when it comes to sparking controversy. Last month, his team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison publish(...)