This is the first time scientists have seen a human with an N8 flu.
H6N1 bird flu has been identified in a woman in Taiwan.
The controversial studies are meant to help predict what the virus will do next.
Following a moratorium on "dangerous" flu research, new studies reshuffle the molecular mechanisms that allow bird flu to infect humans.
The deadly H7N9 has advanced beyond mainland China.
Virologists are ending their worldwide bird-flu research hiatus, but they need approval from U.S. funding agencies.
Last year, Nature and Science prepared to publish research describing how to mutate H5N1, a deadly bird flu, into more-contagious...
Just a handful of genetic mutations can turn bird flu into a highly infectious pathogen that could wreak havoc on...
Is some research so dangerous it shouldn't be done at all?
Inside a Dutch medical facility is a potentially devastating weapon that could kill millions: A genetically modified version of the...
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