Gain-of-Function: Should supercharging viruses be banned? | DW News

Scientists wearing PPE in laboratory
Gain-of-function experiments aim to increase the transmissibility and virulence of existing viruses, making them deadlier for humans. The stated purpose is to better understand pathogens and to develop vaccines for possible future pandemics. Critics say this type of research is extremely dangerous and should be banned or regulated. WATCH VIDEO