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Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
Influenza researcher

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

Experts offer approaches for moving the GOF conundrum forward that are not mutually exclusive, such as lifting the moratorium, seeking international consensus, and establishing a review board.

Jul 18, 2014

Jul 18, 2014

News Scan for Jul 18, 2014

ECDC questions gain-of-function work
AIDS researchers' deaths
More chia salmonellosis
Polio in Equatorial Guinea

Jul 03, 2014

Jul 03, 2014
Biohazard container

Controversy simmers over GOF flu research in Wisconsin

UW calls a recent UK newspaper story biased and largely wrong.

Jun 30, 2014

Jun 30, 2014
University Research Park

Kawaoka GOF studies criticized by Wisconsin biosafety panelist

Thomas Jeffries, PhD, said the studies increase, rather than lower, the risk of a pandemic.

Jun 19, 2014

Jun 19, 2014
Influenza virus

COMMENTARY: The case against 'gain-of-function' experiments: A reply to Fouchier & Kawaoka

Is there a unique public health benefit of gain-of-function studies, unachievable by safer means, that outweighs their risk?

Mar 29, 2013

Mar 29, 2013

Scientists seek ethics review of H5N1 gain-of-function research

(CIDRAP News) – A group of scientists acting under the aegis of a vaccine research advocacy organization has asked President Obama's bioethics committee to evaluate the ethics of experiments designed to increase the transmissibility of H5N1 avian influenza viruses.

Jun 21, 2012

Jun 21, 2012

Fouchier study reveals changes enabling airborne spread of H5N1

(CIDRAP News) – A study showing that it takes as few as five mutations to turn the H5N1 avian influenza virus into an airborne spreader in mammals—and that launched a historic debate on scientific accountability and transparency—was released today in Science, spilling the full experimental details that many experts had sought to suppress out of concern that publishing them could lead to the unleashing of a dangerous virus.

Apr 02, 2012

Apr 02, 2012

Major players weigh implications of NSABB H5N1 reversal

(CIDRAP News) – A federal advisory board's reversal on publishing two controversial H5N1 studies is poised to shift discussions on the topic that continue in London this week, as more participants in the debate weigh in following the Mar 30 announcement.

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