Advisers out the ass, none ( in my opinion ) have anyone's best interest in mind except for themselves and the Companies that employ them.
Details of lab-made bird flu won't be revealed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government paid scientists to figure out how the deadly bird flu virus might mutate to become a bigger threat to people — and two labs succeeded in creating new strains that are easier to spread.
On Tuesday, federal officials took the unprecedented step of asking those scientists not to publicize all the details of how they did it.
The worry: That this research with lots of potential to help the public might also be hijacked by would-be bioterrorists. The labs found that it appears easier than scientists had thought for the so-called H5N1 bird flu to evolve in a way that lets it spread easily between at least some mammals.
"It wasn't an easy decision," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious diseases chief at the National Institutes of Health, which funded the original research.
The scary-sounding viruses are locked in high-security labs as researchers at the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands and the University of Wisconsin-Madison prepare to publish their findings in leading scientific journals. That's the way scientists share their work so that their colleagues can build on it, perhaps creating better ways to monitor bird flu in the wild, for example.
Here you go the problem with just about everything Government related these days.............why elect anyone when none of them can do anything absent their ADVISERS?????????????????Why?
But biosecurity advisers to the government recommended that the journals Science and Nature publish only the general discoveries, not the full blueprint for these man-made strains. Tuesday, the government announced that it agreed and made the request.
This kind of stuff has to stop, this out of sight out of mind mentality is bad for morale. The citizenry deserves to know just exactly what people are brewing up in labs that may or may not be used for personal gain and written of as just another cock up!
This quote smacks of someone with half a conscience. Something to hold on to? Maybe, maybe not, maybe it's just for show..........who knows?
In statements, the two research teams say they're making some changes, if reluctantly. The journals are mulling what to do, and the government didn't say precisely what should be left out.
But Science editor-in-chief Dr. Bruce Alberts said his journal pushed the U.S. government to set up a system where certain international researchers will be able to get the full genetic recipe for these lab-bred strains — especially those in bird flu-prone countries like China and Indonesia.
"This is a sort of watershed moment," said Alberts, noting it's believed to be the first time this kind of secrecy has been sought from legitimate public health research.
Watershed moment my arse................It's more than that! Period.
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Built in excuses out the rectal cavity---How can we be sure
R U Kidding me????????????