ARPA-H Head: Bioengineering Could Help Stem Research Security Risks

By Jessica Karins / September 23, 2022 at 2:47 PM
Members of the National Security Advisory Board for Biosecurity emphasized the importance of finding alternative methods to answer the same research questions without taking on the risks inherent in some kinds of experimentation involving pandemic-potential pathogens (PPPs) at the board’s meeting Wednesday (Sept. 21). The newly selected first head of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), Renee Wegrzyn, who spoke at the meeting, said researchers may be able to avoid risky experiments involving pathogens by using bioengineering of...

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