Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of a Workshop (April 2015)
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To develop a new protocol for handling such studies, NSABB held six meetings, two National Academy of Sciences workshops, and commissioned a 1,000-page risk assessment, ScienceInsider says.
Discord Among Scientists Still Fuels Hazardous Research Debate
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine met for the second of 2 days in a public symposium held to solicit input about potential domestic and international policies for gain-of-function (GOF) research in anticipation of formal recommendations from the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity to the United States government.March 9, 2016
'Ban' on most hazardous virus experiments could be lifted this week
The two-day meeting, convened by the US National Academy of Sciences, will be the last to feed into the final recommendations that the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity will submit to the White House for approval later this year.
February 27, 2015
Wider Attention for GOF Science
The NSABB now has the lead in conducting a process of assessment and advice over the next 12 months, which will take advantage of input from workshops organized by the U.S. National Academies* and will include an independent evaluation of benefits and risks.
February 25, 2015
NIH Moving ahead with Review of Risky Virology Studies
Federal officials said the moratorium would stand while federal officials, NSABB, and the National Research Council (NRC) conducted a 1-year review of the risks and benefits of such studies. That discussion began with an NRC meeting in December where both sides aired some of the issues.