He already defended the merits of his controversial H5N1 avian influenza study at meetings in Geneva, Washington, and London. Now, Dutch virologist Ron Fouchier will do the same at home. One of the meetings, to be held behind closed doors, will likely help decide the fate of Fouchier's paper on how he made the H5N1 virus transmissible in mammals. The Dutch government must decide whether it will invoke export-control laws in a bid to prevent Fouchier from submitting a revised version of his paper to Science.
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