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U.S. halts funding for new risky virus studies, calls for voluntary moratorium | Science | AAAS

U.S. halts funding for new risky virus studies, calls for voluntary moratorium | Science | AAAS

The White House today stepped into an ongoing debate about controversial virus experiments with a startling announcement: It is halting all federal funding for so-called gain-of-function (GOF) studies that alter a pathogen to make it more transmissible or deadly so that experts can work out a U.S. government-wide policy for weighing the risks.

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