Leaked Grant Proposal Details High-Risk Coronavirus Research

The proposal, rejected by U.S. military research agency DARPA, describes the insertion of human-specific cleavage sites into SARS-related bat coronaviruses.


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Leaked Grant Proposal Details High-Risk Coronavirus Research

Sharon Lerner, Maia Hibbett

The proposal, rejected by U.S. military research agency DARPA, describes the insertion of human-specific cleavage sites into SARS-related bat coronaviruses.

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America’s Generals Are Cowards. Fire Them All.

Peter Maass

The Kabul bombing reveals a cadre of generals who lack the courage to admit the dishonor of killing civilians.

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