Articles tagged Gain Of Function

Harvard scientist tells British MPs Wuhan lab ‘likely origin of COVID,’ says truth will ‘come out’

In 2020, then-president Donald Trump’s interest in investigating the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a potential source for the virus became a sticking point for scientists who saw merit in the lab leak origin: 'At the time, it was scarier to be associated with Trump and to become a tool for racists, so people didn't want to publicly call for an investigation into lab origins.'