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Title:

Commentary: Six policy options for conducting gain-of-function research

Authors:
Marc Lipsitch, David A. Relman, Thomas V. Inglesby
Date posted:
March 08, 2016
Publication type:
Commentary
Publication:

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) News, March 8, 2016

Publisher:
Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota
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Introduction:

A meeting at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) this week presents a tangible opportunity to spell out concrete steps for research that alters pathogens—and we mustn't let it pass by. We offer several approaches for moving forward.

Policy at a turning point

The NAS meeting marks a turning point in a year-and-a-half-long policy process to consider the risks, benefits, oversight, and regulation of experiments that are designed to create influenza and other viruses that are simultaneously highly virulent and readily transmissible by respiratory droplets between mammals.

 

 

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