The global spread of H5N1 bird flu has caused alarm after killing record numbers of Scottish seabirds, and spilling into mammals

Bird flu: Glasgow scientists unlock genetic key to stopping next pandemic
Understanding the genetic make-up of currently circulating avian flu strains may offer one of the best lines of defence against widespread human transmission. This is according to new research which has found a key human gene responsible for blocking most avian flu viruses from spilling over into people.