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Who to Ban Genetic Engineering of Smallpox Virus

The World Health Assembly has decided to ban genetic engineering experiments on the smallpox virus but postponed a decision on the destruction of the virus until 2010, when a "major review" of the research results on smallpox will be held. This review is to assist the WHA in 2011 to reach a consensus on the timing of the destruction of the smallpox virus stocks. The WHA is meeting in Geneva for its 60th session. The issue of the eradication of the smallpox variola virus stocks has been on (...) read

date of on-line publication : 22 May 2007

Reject genetic engineering of smallpox, NGOs urge WHO

> Global Trends by Martin Khor

A campaign has been launched to request the World Health Organization (WHO) not to proceed with a project involving the genetic engineering of the smallpox virus and instead to ensure that all remaining stocks of the virus are destroyed within two years. A proposal to the WHO to allow the genetic modification of small pox virus was first initiated by the United States at a WHO technical advisory committee, which recommended its acceptance to the WHO’s executive board. The proposal will (...) read

date of on-line publication : 24 April 2007

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