Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Bird Flu papers to publish

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) has given the go-ahead for Nature and Science to publish two avian influenza papers it had previously recommended censoring, reported The Chronicle of Higher Education. Last December, the NSABB recommended redacting data detailing the mutations that the H5N1 viruses had acquired in lab experiments that conferred ferret-to-ferret transmission through the air. After meeting late last week to review revised versions of the papers, the NSABB reversed this decision, now recommending full publication.
So this should be interesting when they come out.

From:  http://the-scientist.com/2012/04/02/bird-flu-papers-to-publish/