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naasking · 2023-06-12 · Original thread
> You can explain one of the many reasons why gain of function research is necessary: anticipating next year’s version of the flu, designing drugs and vaccines such that resistance mutations reduce evolutionary fitness.

None of these require gain of function research.

> You can explain some of the safeguards in place: BSL 3/4 facilities, regulatory / institutional oversight, security services, etc.

All of these have a long history of failures [1,2]. And those are just the acknowledged, some have actually been covered up [3].




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