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Recommendation to censor bird flu research driven by fears of terrorism

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Citing fears of an “unimaginable catastrophe,” a government-appointed board on Tuesday explained why it recently recommended censoring details of new research on deadly H5N1, or avian, influenza.

“Our concern is that publishing these experiments in detail would provide information to some person, organization, or government that would help them to develop similar ... viruses for harmful purposes,” the 23 voting members of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity wrote in a statement published jointly by the journals Science and Nature.

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