NIH Oversight Board Didn't Evaluate US Grant to Wuhan Lab: Report

Posted on AllSides April 5th, 2021
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A National Institutes of Health (NIH) oversight board meant to critically evaluate research that would enhance highly dangerous pathogens did not review a grant that funded a lab in Wuhan, China, to genetically modify bat-based coronaviruses, the Daily Caller reported on Monday.

"This is a systemic problem," said Rutgers University professor of chemical biology Richard Ebright, explaining that the NIH has "systematically thwarted" government oversight of dangerous pathogen research by "declining to flag and forward proposals for review."

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