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May 24 2021
A disagreement between Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci has put $600,000 of U.S. grant money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology back into the spotlight, while making “gain-of-function” research a household term — all amid calls for more investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.
At issue is whether the National Institutes of Health funded research on bat coronavirusesFactCheck.org
Jul 30 2023
Sen. Rand Paul (I-KY) announced Saturday that he has referred Dr. Anthony Fauci to the Department of Justice. Along with a report regarding a February 2020 email exchanged by Fauci, confirming that he knew "scientists in Wuhan University are known to have been working on gain-of-function experiments," Paul also shared a screenshot posted by the first journalist to obtain the correspondenceWashington Examiner
Jun 25 2021
As questions mount over whether the COVID-19 pandemic could have started with a Chinese lab leak, members of Congress are shining a bright spotlight on controversial virus research often referred to as “gain of function.”
Lawmakers are increasingly concerned that researchers who experiment with viruses in an effort to understand them and avert future pandemics could end up making themChristian Science Monitor
Jan 28 2023
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday announced that he had demanded Pfizer explain a recent Project Veritas video in which the company's director of research and development appeared to admit that the company had experimented with "direct evolution" research to mutate the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19.
Earlier this week, investigative outlet Project VeritasJust The News
Dec 06 2023
Former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines called progressive Rep. Summer Lee, D-Pa., a "misogynist" after the lawmaker condemned the activist's testimony as "transphobic" and asked that it be stricken from the record during a House hearing. Gaines, a vocal supporter of women's sports, was among four witnesses who appeared Tuesday before the House Oversight subcommittee on Health Care and FinancialNewsmax (News)
Dec 09 2021
No documents exist explaining why officials decided to remove the definition of “gain-of-function research” from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, the agency told The Epoch Times.
The NIH site used to include a 232-word definition of the research, but it was removed around the same time the agency disclosed that research it funded in China met the definition.
TheThe Epoch Times
Oct 27 2021
Republicans say a letter from a National Institutes of Health official is an admission that the agency funded so-called gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses in China, with some falsely linking the work to the pandemic coronavirus. But the research, which the NIH maintains is not gain-of-function, could not have led to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
On Oct. 20, theFactCheck.org
Dec 05 2023
During a congressional hearing on Tuesday, Riley Gaines spoke out against allowing biological males to compete in women's sports, concluding her opening statement by calling out Democratic Rep. Summer Lee of Pennsylvania. Gaines said that if her testimony makes her "transphobic," then she thinks Lee's opening remarks make her a "misogynist." Shortly after the next witness began deliveringThe Blaze
Oct 18 2023
Elon Musk’s plan to make X a subscription-based platform is well underway. The social media platform formerly known as Twitter announced yesterday (Oct. 17) it’s testing a “Not A Bot” subscription in New Zealand and the Philippines in a new bid to reduce bots on X. The program will charge a $1 annual fee for new users to access some of the platform’s most basic functions, such as posting andThe Observer (New York)
Dec 06 2023
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nikki Haley’s rise through the GOP presidential field has won her increased attention — and increased attacks from the other Republicans at Wednesday's debate, starting right away on the subject of her campaign cash. In recent weeks, Haley has captured momentum among Republican donors who see her as the most viable alternative to former President Donald Trump, who isNBC News (Online)