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The World Health Organization, in 2006, welcomed an announcement that the Indonesian government had agreed to share with the global scientific community the genetic blueprints of the H5N1 avian flu viruses retrieved from human cases in that country. A WHO official said the Geneva-based organization has instructed the WHO reference laboratories that sequenced the viruses for Indonesia to deposit their blueprints into Genbank, a databank which places no restrictions on who can study the genetic information it contains. [With Indonesia’s say so, WHO to share bird flu data with scientific community, CBC News, August 4, 2006. Excerpt.]


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The May 26 issue of Nature features a collection of commentaries and other articles on pandemic and avian influenza.

Pandemic Flu