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Chinese virologists hybridize deadly bird flu with highly contagious human flu.

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Virologists at China’s National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory have been hybridizing H5N1 (bird flu) with the H1N1 human influenza strain that caused a flu pandemic in 2009. The stated reason is to study hybrid strains that might emerge in the wild. However, the research has been criticised for being of …