Professor Derek Smith, Professor of Infectious Disease Informatics at Cambridge, gives a response.
Abstract: “A growing trend in experimental virology has been the modification of influenza viruses that are antigenically novel
About the speaker
Professor Lipsitch is a professor of epidemiology and the Director of the Centre for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard University. He is one of the founders of the Cambridge Working group, which calls for a “quantitative, objective and credible assessment of the risks, potential benefits, and opportunities for risk mitigation” of
For more on the scientific debate, see “Gain-of-function experiments: time for a real debate”.
Related research areasView all research areas
Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Experiments in Potentially Pandemic Pathogens
Video by Derek Smith, Marc Lipsitch