gain of function

Research that changes abilities/functions of a pathogen.
Useful = modifying E. coli so that it can convert plastic waste into a valuable commodity.
Dangerous = modifying coronaviruses to make them more infectible to humans.
NIH ‘changed’ the definition of ‘Gain-of-Function’ amid fallout from revelations concerning Dr Fauci’s funding of dangerous coronavirus experiments at the Wuhan lab.

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