Professor insists UW’s bird-flu research is safe

Of course he does.

The professor who oversees biosafety for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s controversial avian influenza research responded Monday to mounting criticism about the necessity and safety of the research, saying “ongoing research with H5N1 remains salient.”

….The statement came a day after a New York Times editorial blasted research in the Netherlands and UW-Madison, saying the consequences of making the virus more contagious in a research lab are too devastating to risk it escaping, or falling into the hands of terror ists.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.