COVID-19 and the gain of function debates: Improving biosafety measures requires a more precise definition of which experiments would raise safety concerns

EMBO Reports
Volume 22 Issue 10 5 October 2021
https://www.embopress.org/toc/14693178/current

 

Science & Society 3 September 2021 Open Access
COVID-19 and the gain of function debates: Improving biosafety measures requires a more precise definition of which experiments would raise safety concerns
Kelsey Lane Warmbrod, Michael G Montague, Gigi Kwik Gronvall
The COVID-19 pandemic has rekindled debates about gain-of-function experiments. This is an opportunity to clearly define safety risks and appropriate countermeasures.