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Bird flu research row after US raises terror fears

The authors of a controversial bird flu study have reportedly agreed to redact key details, after a US government panel suggested the data could be used by terrorists.

Editors at two scientific journals have, however, said they will not approve the changes until they are assured the data will be accessible to researchers.

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the the US National Institutes of Health, confirmed to the BBC that the public health officials who need to know and want to do research for the public good will have access to the data.

Dr Fauci added that, for safety reasons, the general public should not have information explaining how to make a lethal virus.

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