“Gain-of-function” is the euphemism for biological research aimed at increasing the virulence and lethality of pathogens and viruses. GoF research is government funded; its focus is on enhancing the pathogens’ ability to infect different species and to increase their deadly impact as airborne pathogens and viruses. Ostensibly, GoF research is conducted for biodefense purposes.  These…

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Current worrisome trends U.S. government and academic bioethicists and institutional ethics review boards (IRB) have expunged the explicit honest terminology of the Nuremberg Code: “experiment” has been replaced by the innocuous term “study”; “human subject” is being replaced by “participant”; and the foremost ethical mandate — “the voluntary, informed consent is absolutely essential”—has been perforated…

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Hillary’s “Comprehensive Agenda for Mental Health” has just been launched with NIH Funding Once again, the government is embarking on a massive exploratory venture in an effort to control the behavior of its citizens: “During the course of the next decade, scientists will use advanced imaging, interviews, and behavioral testing to determine how childhood experiences…

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