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Scientists condemn 'crazy,dangerous' creation of deadly airborne flu virus




But critics say work puts global population at risk-Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents.

US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses currently circulating in wild birds, but critics condemned the studies as dangerous and called on funders to stop the work.

Read Full Story: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jun/11/cra...

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