DIY Spanish Flu: Critics up in arms as scientists recreate deadly 1918 virus

  Using a technique known as reverse genetics, a team from University of Wisconsin-Madison were able to build a virus 93% similar to the 1918 Spanish flu by utilizing 8 genes found in recent avian flu strains. The result was a flu virus more pathogenic than current avian flu strains, but less so than the Spanish Flu. The recreated strain …