Pause and Deliberate

The White House has suspended funding for new studies into certain gain-of-function experiments involving influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses, as it undertakes a "deliberative process to assess the potential risks and benefits associated" with such studies, according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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