More Scrutiny Needed For Gain-Of-Function Research, Experts Tell Senators

By Jessica Karins / August 8, 2022 at 7:55 PM
Gain-of-function research, which is used to better understand which pathogens have the potential to become a pandemic, should be subject to additional government oversight since it could accidentally or deliberately be misused, experts from academia and the biopharmaceutical industry told members of the Senate Homeland Security committee’s emerging threats subcommittee Wednesday (Aug. 3). Witnesses at the subcommittee hearing said Congress should work to strengthen the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Agency for International Development’s review of gain-of-function research proposals...

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