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Documents Provide New Evidence U.S. Funded Gain-of-Function Research

A researcher works in a lab of Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.  (FeatureChina via AP Images)

Whose Lab and for whose use?

The Intercept contain new evidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the nearby Wuhan University Center for Animal Experiment, along with their collaborator, the U.S.-based nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance, have engaged in what the U.S. government defines as “gain-of-function research of concern,” intentionally making viruses more pathogenic or transmissible in order to study them, despite stipulations from a U.S. funding agency that the money not be used for that purpose.

Source: Documents Provide New Evidence U.S. Funded Gain-of-Function Research