“Just because we can does it mean we should?”
This has sparked renewed debate on the dangers of developing a strain that can move between mammals.
Fearing that such “gain-of-function” experiments could enable terrorists or a lab accident to start a deadly human pandemic, critics demanded stricter controls on science that could be used for good and evil.
Read on for the full story on how scientists globally are trying to address this issue. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6115/16.full