CSET’s Anna Puglisi, along with a report she co-authored, was cited in an article published by Nature. The article discusses the challenges faced by US policymakers in regulating research involving potentially harmful pathogens and analyzes their report.
The CSET report, titled “Understanding the Global Gain-of-Function Research Landscape” and authored by Caroline Schuerger, Steph Batalis, Katherine Quinn, Ronnie Kinoshita, Owen Daniels, and Anna Puglisi, maps the gain- and loss-of-function global research landscape using a quantitative approach that combines machine learning with subject-matter expert review.
When discussing the challenges of regulating research involving potentially harmful pathogens, Anna Puglisi emphasized the need for a data-driven approach, stating, “There’s so much discussion and hype about gain-of-function research, but what does it really look like?’ She added, “Getting an answer to that question is the only way you can start to understand the true risk of both not regulating it and over-regulating.”
Read the full article in Nature.