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Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2015 | 2 min read
The creation of a chimeric SARS-like virus has scientists discussing the risks of gain-of-function research.
Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2014 | 2 min read
In the wake of a handful of biosafety lapses at federal research facilities, the US government is temporarily halting funding for new studies aiming to give novel functions to influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses.