Avian Flu Research Suspended
Interview: Eric Meslin, PhD
Director, IU Center for Bioethics
Recently, two teams studying the H5N1 influenza virus discovered how to produce a version of the highly pathogenic avian flu, which is easily transmissible in mammals.
The researchers have agreed to suspend their research for 60 days to allow discussion of how the findings should be reported. IU bioethicist Eric Meslin, PhD, discusses the moratorium and how it may affect the research.
Dr. Meslin directs the IU Center for Bioethics, and he is a regular here on Sound Medicine.