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Monday, February 04, 2002 Permanent link to this day
Smallpox research controversy

Hopkins dean rues smallpox research: on the debate over continued research on smallpox , in particular recent experiments at the CDC in Atlanta where monkeys were fatally infected for the first time.

The dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has denounced research being conducted by Army scientists to infect monkeys with smallpox, saying that it "morally undermines" the war against terrorism and sets a dangerous example for other countries.

Others believe we have a duty to learn as much as we can about the virus given the current situation. [via Unknown News]

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