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UK Scientists Use ‘Gain-of-Function’ to Create Deadly Mutant Covid Strain

UK Scientists Use ‘Gain-of-Function’ to Create Deadly Mutant Covid Strain

Scientists in the United Kingdom have used dangerous "gain-of-function" research to create a deadly mutant strain of COVID-19, according to reports. The researchers are being blasted over the move, however, as critics accuse them of "playing with fire" with the "high-risk, low-benefit" laboratory experiments. Hamsters were infected with mutant viruses,…
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Scientists Resurrect Deadly Spanish Flu Using Gain-of-Function

Scientists Resurrect Deadly Spanish Flu Using Gain-of-Function

Scientists have used controversial gain-of-function research to resurrect the deadly Spanish Flu that killed millions of people around the world in the early 20th century. The team of gain-of-function researchers in Canada and the US reports that they successfully re-created the 1918 influenza virus and used it to infect macaques.…
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