US Government Approves Experiment to Create a Type of Bird Flu that Could ‘kill millions of people’

National Institutes of Health will allow viral engineering despite fears

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The US Government has been scorned for lifting its ban on experiments to engineer deadly bird flu which could infect humans.

Research into the viruses will soon be allowed to carry on, despite experts warning people could die if the pathogens break out of laboratories.

Scientists say they want to study the virus ‘to protect human health’ so they can learn more about it and be better prepared for a pandemic.

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