Adaptations of Avian Flu Virus Are a Cause for Concern

dc.contributor.author Burns, Kenneth
dc.contributor.author Casadevall, Arturo
dc.contributor.author Roth, James
dc.contributor.author Cohen, Murray
dc.contributor.author Ehrlich, Susan
dc.contributor.author Enquist, Lynn
dc.contributor.author Fitch, J. Patrick
dc.contributor.author Franz, David
dc.contributor.author Fraser-Liggett, Claire
dc.contributor.author Grant, Christine
dc.contributor.author Imperiale, Michael
dc.contributor.author Kanabrock, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Keim, Paul
dc.contributor.author Lemon, Stanley
dc.contributor.author Levy, Stuart
dc.contributor.author Lumpkin, John
dc.contributor.author Miller, Jeffery
dc.contributor.author Murch, Randall
dc.contributor.author Nance, Mark
dc.contributor.author Osterholm, Michael
dc.contributor.author Relman, David
dc.contributor.author Roth, James
dc.contributor.author Vidaver, Anne
dc.contributor.department Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
dc.date 2018-02-17T04:46:18.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-07T05:15:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-07T05:15:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-01
dc.description.abstract <p>We are in the midst of a revolutionary period in the life sciences. Technological capabilities have dramatically expanded, we have a much improved understanding of the complex biology of selected microorganisms, and we have a much improved ability to manipulate microbial genomes. With this has come unprecedented potential for better control of infectious diseases and significant societal benefit. However, there is also a growing risk that the same science will be deliberately misused and that the consequences could be catastrophic. Efforts to describe or define life-sciences research of particular concern have focused on the possibility that knowledge or products derived from such research, or new technologies, could be directly misapplied with a sufficiently broad scope to affect national or global security. Research that might greatly enhance the harm caused by microbial pathogens has been of special concern (<em>1</em>–<em>3</em>). Until now, these efforts have suffered from a lack of specificity and a paucity of concrete examples of “dual use research of concern” (<em>3</em>). Dual use is defined as research that could be used for good or bad purposes. We are now confronted by a potent, real-world example.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Science</em> 335 (2012): 660, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1217994" target="_blank">10.1126/science.1217994</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Community Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subject.disciplines Epidemiology
dc.subject.disciplines Influenza Humans
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health
dc.title Adaptations of Avian Flu Virus Are a Cause for Concern
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