Bird Flu Research Illustrates Dual-Use Issues

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Vietnam has contained the fatal bird flu cases that raged in the late 2000s, but it is still struggling with new cases of the virulent disease. Here, a poultry trader loads live chickens onto his motorbike on March 16 at a market outside Hanoi. Hoang Dinh Ham/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journal Publishes Details On Contagious Bird Flu Created In Lab

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Author Dorothy Parker works at her typewriter in 1941. After her death at 73, Parker's ashes were stored in a file cabinet until being interred at NAACP headquarters in Baltimore. AP hide caption

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How Dorothy Parker Came To Rest In Baltimore

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SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Returns Safely To Earth

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SpaceX Docking A Boost For Spaceflight Industry

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Space Station's Robot Arm Grabs SpaceX Capsule

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SpaceX Launch Signals New Era In Spaceflight

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The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifted off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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NASA and SpaceX partnered closely to make the mission to the International Space Station possible. Above, the SpaceX control room. SpaceX hide caption

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NASA, SpaceX Aim To Launch Private Era In Orbit

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Balinese government officials prepare to cull chickens as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of bird flu at a market in Denpasar on April 26. Firdia Lisnawati/AP hide caption

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First Of Controversial Bird Flu Studies Is Published

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Tech Entrepreneurs Bet Big On Asteroid Mining

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Local officials burn chicken coops in anticipation of a resurgence in bird flu in Jakarta, Indonesia, in January. Concerns about potential misuse of research into genes that control the contagiousness of flu have stymied publication. Tatan Syuflana/AP hide caption

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Chickens were killed in Hong Kong last December in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Death Penalty Research Flawed, Expert Panel Says

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