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Research Institutions Receiving U.S. Funds Will Be Required To Identify ‘Dual-Use’ Pathogens Under New Policy

NPR: Research Institutions Will Have To Identify ‘Dual-Use’ Pathogens
“Any research institution that receives federal funding will soon have to screen certain kinds of scientific experiments to see if the work could potentially be misused to endanger the public. The new policy will take effect next year, and it’s the latest effort by the U.S. government to come to grips with so called ‘dual-use’ biological research — legitimate medical or public health studies that could reveal how to make already-worrisome germs or toxins even more destructive…” (Greenfieldboyce, 9/24).