WHO Clarifies Smallpox Recommendation The World Health Organization is considering allowing a genetic modification of the deadly smallpox virus to be made for research purposes. A WHO spokesman says that though a decision has been made, the controversial policy still needs to pass through a review process. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.
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WHO Clarifies Smallpox Recommendation

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WHO Clarifies Smallpox Recommendation

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The World Health Organization is considering allowing a genetic modification of the deadly smallpox virus to be made for research purposes. A WHO spokesman says that though a decision has been made, the controversial policy still needs to pass through a review process. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.