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One H5N1 Paper Finally Goes to Press; Second Greenlighted

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Science  04 May 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6081, pp. 529-530
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6081.529

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They have been called the most famous papers that were never published. But now, one of two controversial studies that shows how to make H5N1 avian influenza more transmissible in mammals is up on Nature's Web site for all the world to scrutinize—including, some worry, would-be bioterrorists who might use the information to set off a pandemic. The other paper received a crucial go-ahead from the Dutch government last week and will likely be published by Science soon.

  • * With reporting by David Malakoff.