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A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

By Donald G. McNeil Jr. The N.I.H. will create expert panels to assess controversial research into creating pathogens that easily infect humans. Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal. Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the … Continue reading A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted