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‘Monster germ’ threat comes under the microscope

The Covid-19 pandemic and its potential link to China’s Wuhan lab has shone a spotlight on the controversial creation of “monster germs,” and once again resurrected debates over governance of gain-of-function (GOF) research in life sciences. GOF research involves altering a natural pathogen to make it more deadly and infectious, and is classified as dual-use […]