The NIH lifted a 3-year funding moratorium on “gain-of-function” research meant to make deadly viruses stronger and more transmissible.
In the Chinese zodiac, the rooster signifies fortune, luck, and protection, something that China's seven billion chicken farmers are not getting a lot of these days.
From the end of Ebola in West Africa to measles spreading at Disneyland, a grim medley of viral and bacterial infections made headlines this year.
A look at the big moments in food production this year reveals how far we’ve come, and how very far we have left to go.
An unpleasant bunch ranging from Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever to standbys MERS and SARS
US egg producers are still reeling from a bird flu outbreak that killed more than 48 million chickens and turkeys in the first half of 2015.
Researchers have injected fertile chicken eggs with a protein—that makes the resulting baby chicks glow bright green—in hopes of making them less susceptible to avian flu.
Egg prices may be skyrocketing, but you can get anything on the internet these days. Including live chickens for temporary use.
The devastating avian flu outbreak in the US has left China—the world's biggest market for chicken feet—seeking alternative sources for their foot fetish.
In the wake of an avian flu pandemic that’s been devastating Midwestern farms, eggs are in increasingly short supply. The rationing has begun.
A vicious outbreak of avian flu has forced poultry producers to kill nearly 40 million chickens and turkeys since December.