Ross and Burbank

Deadly virus research: Is the benefit worth the risk?

Originally aired: Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Category: News
In the movie Contagion, a deadly virus created by researchers gets out of the lab and kills millions. Fears of the same thing happening in real life prompted a moratorium on real life tests with the deadly H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic. Now, the government is debating whether the benefits are worth the risk.