The world’s leading influenza scientists on Friday said they will stop certain experiments on H5N1 “bird flu” for 60 days while the research community considers how much information about the highly lethal virus should be released to the public.

The decision comes a month after the U. S. government asked the journals Science and Nature to withhold details on how two laboratories made strains of H5N1 that are as deadly as the “wild” version but may be far more transmissible to people.
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