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On Second Thought, Flu Papers Get Go-Ahead

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Science  06 Apr 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6077, pp. 19-20
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6077.19

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  • Flu scare?

    Lab-created versions of the H5N1 avian influenza virus (left) turned out to be less frightening than a U.S. advisory panel first believed.

    CREDIT: MEDICALRF.COM/VISUALS UNLIMITED, INC.
  • Relieved.

    Yoshihiro Kawaoka (left) and Ron Fouchier (right) waited 5 months to find out whether their controversial papers would see the light of day.

    CREDIT: M. ENSERINK/SCIENCE
  • Silent treatment.

    Acting Chair Paul Keim led NSABB through its reconsideration, including a 2-hour silent reading of the papers.

    CREDIT: PHOTO COURTESY OF TGEN

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