Is science on the verge of curing the common cold?

BBC News

No.

How do I know? Because the scientists who did the research say so:

BBC News

The idea that these powerful techniques with undoubted side effects would ever be applied to something as trivial as the common cold is laughable. If only BBC News had kept its head and gone with a sensible headline such as “Is science on the verge of curing Lassa fever?”.

And what happended to the BBC News policy of linking to the original research article?

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