Wisconsin’s Scientific Role in H5N1 Flu Research Remains Contentious

A University of Wisconsin-Madison laboratory is set to resume experiments that could build the foundation of an early warning system for flu pandemics. The research is based on altering a deadly type of the influenza virus in a way that could make it more dangerous, though, and critics say its approval lacked transparency and creates unnecessary risks.

Risk and Benefit Analysis of Gain of Function Research Draft Final Report—December 2015

An analysis intended to inform National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity’s (NSABB)recommendations about a conceptual approach to the evaluation of Gain of Function (GoF) studies, and for the US government to create policy regarding GoF research.