Controversial UW-Madison flu research yields new vaccine model

A controversial technique to create flu viruses, now effectively banned, led to the discovery of a flu vaccine model that could be more reliable than today’s main method using chicken eggs, according to a study by UW-Madison scientist Yoshihiro Kawaoka.

Federal officials had told Kawaoka and other researchers around the country to cease experiments that make flu, SARS and MERS viruses more dangerous in the lab. Read more.

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