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Spotlight on Biosecurity: How ‘gain-of-function’ slipped through the net

As the global Covid-19 pandemic swept through the globe in 2020 devastating lives and national economies, a small community of scientists operating in a fringe corner of virology suddenly found themselves in a strangely conflicted situation. The grave circumstances, as awful as they were, appeared at face value to vindicate a controversial scientific research method […]

Transcript: What’s really going on with Ukrainian biolabs

Earlier this week I hosted a Twitter Spaces session with two world-leading experts in the field of biodefence, Filippa Lentzos from King’s College London and Greg Koblentz, of George Mason University to try and get to the bottom of Russian claims that Ukrainian biolabs are secretly engaged in offensive biological weapon development. The below is […]