Should scientists have recreated deadly bird flu virus in a lab?
This work was conducted by internationally respected scientists working under top-of-the-line biosafety conditions, but "the risk of a person accidentally becoming infected and starting an outbreak with this new strain is low. But it is not zero," they write in an editorial published on Dec. 15 in the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. They cite the accidental release of an influence strain from a lab in 1977. [Predicting the Next Major Virus