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

As the global Covid-19 pandemic swept across the globe in 2020 devastating lives and national economies, a small community of scientists in a fringe corner of virology found themselves pausing for breath. It was a moment that could, in theory, vindicate a controversial scientific research method they had been enthusiastically developing. It was known as […]

Spotlight on Biological Warfare

From Gain of Function Research to Biological Warfare Threats in Ukraine In the summer of 2020, when the zoonotic origin story for Covid was the established consensus on how the global pandemic was caused, I was approached by a source who had sensed I might be receptive to a story nobody else was telling. “We […]