Assessing the bioweapons threat

  title={Assessing the bioweapons threat},
  author={Crystal Boddie and Matthew C Watson and Gary A. Ackerman and Gigi Kwik Gronvall},
  pages={792 - 793}
Is there a foundation of agreement among experts about risk? The U.S. government (USG) has taken steps intended to diminish the likelihood of misuse of research—in one recent action, declaring a funding moratorium on gain-of-function studies on influenza until a risk-benefit analysis can be conducted (1). The analysis is expected to examine biosafety concerns, the potential for such research to produce a biological weapons agent, and the possibility that publication may lower barriers to… Expand

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