0 Bird flu cockfight: Secrecy vs Science

There’s a heated scientific debate going on right now between those who fear the terrorist use of chickens versus those who fear the slippery slope of secrecy in science. Starting on Thursday, a blue-ribbon panel of invited experts will meet behind closed doors at the World Health Organization to discuss…

5 To publish and perish? Scientists create scary new flu bug

The U.S. government is opposing full publication by scientists of their methods used to create a mutant form of bird influenza based on the fear it could be used by terrorists to launch a deadly pandemic. As reasonable as this may sound, many see the government’s position as unworkable and…