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Unnoticed Amendment Bans Synthesis of Smallpox Virus

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Science  11 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5715, pp. 1540-1541
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5715.1540a

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With hardly anyone noticing, Congress has slapped new restrictions--and hefty penalties--on one type of study involving the most dreaded pathogen on Earth.