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CDC Plans Controversial Bird Flu Experiment

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CDC Plans Controversial Bird Flu Experiment

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CDC Plans Controversial Bird Flu Experiment

CDC Plans Controversial Bird Flu Experiment

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CDC officials want to create and study a bird flu virus that could infect humans, attempting to head off a potential disaster if the virus evolves into one that spreads easily from person to person. Some think the risks of the plan may not be worth the benefits. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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