Science and Nature have papers that describe a version of the avian flu that spreads among mammals. The World Health Organization has now weighed in with its thoughts on whether they should be published.
"The publication of the full details of the paper would allow anyone with a reasonable level of molecular biology skill to order up the requisite DNA and produce a copy of the newly evolved virus. That raises the risk that the virus could be spread by a lab that doesn't have the requisite containment expertise, or by someone who intentionally uses it as a weapon."
Utter bullshit! The lab would have to ALSO have the skills in reverse genetics to be able to engineer ss(-)RNA segment expession in a context that would allow reassortment with a live flu virus, in order to make something at all!!