FierceBiotech FierceBiotech IT FiercePharma FierceMedicalDevices
FierceBiotech Research FierceVaccines FiercePharma Manufacturing FierceDrugDelivery

Free Newsletter

About | View Sample | Privacy
Related Topics >> bird flu | swine flu

Scientists easily create hybrid virus

Free Newsletter

FierceVaccines is a weekly update on the vaccine industry, with a special focus on the innovations revolutionizing the development and production of vaccines. Join thousands of lab research professionals who get FierceVaccines via weekly email. Sign up today!



Tools
  • Subscribe
  • Email
  • Print
  • Contact Author
  • Reprint

A simple, single gene swap was all it took to create a hybrid bird and swine flu virus, according to an international team of scientists. Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says that the prospect of a bird/swine flu virus--which would be much more lethal than the current pandemic--makes it essential for close global monitoring of new outbreaks. Report


SHARE
WITH:
Email Twitter Facebook LinkedIn StumbleUpon
Get Your FREE FierceVaccines Email Newsletter:

More stories about bird flu   swine flu