H5N1 Answers Wanted | April 30, 2012 Issue - Vol. 90 Issue 18 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 18 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 30, 2012

H5N1 Answers Wanted

Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. asks NIH Director Francis S. Collins for details on the growing controversy
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: biosecurity, dual use research, avian flu, H5N1

Last week saw more questions and, maybe, a few answers about the drawn-out controversy over recent H5N1 avian flu research. After exchanges of letters and a congressional hearing, cooler heads seemed to prevail with signs of a consensus among stakeholders.

The week began with an April 23 letter from Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), vice chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space & Technology, to NIH Director Francis . . .

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