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FLASHBACK: When viruses escape the lab

FLASHBACK: When viruses escape the lab Scientists are creating new, incurable diseases in labs. Is that reasonable? Swine flu, or H1N1, had been dead for 20 years when it suddenly re-emerged in 1977 with a curious twist. The new strain was genetically similar to one from the 1950s, almost as though it had been sitting frozen in a lab since then. Indeed, it eventually became clear that the late-70s flu outbreak was likely the result of a lowly lab worker’s…

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