avian flu

pathogens
pathogens

The US Will Fund Research to Make Pathogens Deadlier Again

The NIH lifted a 3-year funding moratorium on “gain-of-function” research meant to make deadly viruses stronger and more transmissible.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.17
News
News

From Droughts to Disease, 2015 Highlighted Our Food System's Shortcomings

A look at the big moments in food production this year reveals how far we’ve come, and how very far we have left to go.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.29.15
Health
Health

WHO Releases Its (Now) Annual List of the Nine Most Dire Epidemic Threats

An unpleasant bunch ranging from Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever to standbys MERS and SARS
Michael Byrne
12.12.15
News
News

Millions of Chickens Have Bird Flu and Nobody Knows How It's Spreading

The governors of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa have all declared states of emergency in response to the outbreaks.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.4.15
Health
Health

White House Moratorium Bans Labs from Creating New Super-Viruses

The order cuts off funding for research involving 'enhanced' pathogens.
Michael Byrne
10.18.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The Other Flu Epidemic: Information

The internet has the flu, and we're all red states now.
Michael Byrne
1.10.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Much Ado About Bird Flu

Let's give bird flu research a rest for two months. This is the message released yesterday in "a short letter":http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/481443a.html by a group of scientists led by Ron Fouchier and Yoshihiro Kawaoka, two...
Michael Byrne
1.22.12