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    Default Gain of function research for the scientifically illiterate

    Gain-of-function research (GoF research or GoFR) is medical research that alters an organism or disease in a way that increases pathogenesis, transmissibility, or host range (the types of hosts that a microorganism can infect). This research is intended to reveal targets to better predict emerging infectious diseases and to develop vaccines and therapeutics.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gain...ction_research
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    Since there’s been so much talk about ‘only the experts know what GOF research is’ I thought posting the definition would be helpful. From left leaning Wiki no less.

    Rand Paul defined it more explicitly to Fauci in the recent hearing but all that’s necessary to understand GOF are the general principles involved: increasing transmissibility and/or virulence of a pathogen via genetic engineering.

    It can be used for benign purposes or it can be used to kill people. In the latter sense, the bug has been ‘weaponized’.

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    I love it when a scientifically-illiterate boob posts an OP purporting to explain the concept. The delicious, delicious irony! WTG, 61!
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    Glad you were able to google that term you didn't know of two months ago, redneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Omar View Post
    Gain-of-function research (GoF research or GoFR) is medical research that alters an organism or disease in a way that increases pathogenesis, transmissibility, or host range (the types of hosts that a microorganism can infect). This research is intended to reveal targets to better predict emerging infectious diseases and to develop vaccines and therapeutics.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gain...ction_research
    _________

    Since there’s been so much talk about ‘only the experts know what GOF research is’ I thought posting the definition would be helpful. From left leaning Wiki no less.

    Rand Paul defined it more explicitly to Fauci in the recent hearing but all that’s necessary to understand GOF are the general principles involved: increasing transmissibility and/or virulence of a pathogen via genetic engineering.

    It can be used for benign purposes or it can be used to kill people. In the latter sense, the bug has been ‘weaponized’.

    Post provided strictly for educational purposes and as a public service.
    Thank you for finally admitting that Fauci was correct. As usual.

    Paul is a grandstanding moron who panders to people like yourself.
    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    I love it when a scientifically-illiterate boob posts an OP purporting to explain the concept. The delicious, delicious irony! WTG, 61!
    He just admitted to being scientifically illiterate!

    '61'. The gift that keeps on giving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micawber View Post
    Glad you were able to google that term you didn't know of two months ago, redneck.
    Two days ago.
    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Two days ago.
    I stand corrected.

    Darth thinks he has dignity. No idea he is held in universal contempt. That's funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Omar View Post
    Gain-of-function research (GoF research or GoFR) is medical research that alters an organism or disease in a way that increases pathogenesis, transmissibility, or host range (the types of hosts that a microorganism can infect). This research is intended to reveal targets to better predict emerging infectious diseases and to develop vaccines and therapeutics.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gain...ction_research
    _________

    Since there’s been so much talk about ‘only the experts know what GOF research is’ I thought posting the definition would be helpful. From left leaning Wiki no less.

    Rand Paul defined it more explicitly to Fauci in the recent hearing but all that’s necessary to understand GOF are the general principles involved: increasing transmissibility and/or virulence of a pathogen via genetic engineering.

    It can be used for benign purposes or it can be used to kill people. In the latter sense, the bug has been ‘weaponized’.

    Post provided strictly for educational purposes and as a public service.
    61, you are not supposed to mock others as scientifically illiterate when you yourself did not know what the term meant 48 hours ago.

    Scientific illiteracy is young earth creationism or anti-vax hysteria.

    No one expects the general public to know anything about obscure and esoteric scientific terms and concepts.

    If someone does not know what a Higgs boson or lepton are, I am not going to hold it against them. It does not make them deficient in the slightest way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Thank you for finally admitting that Fauci was correct. As usual.

    Paul is a grandstanding moron who panders to people like yourself.
    What was Fauci correct about?

    I’ll wait here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    61, you are not supposed to mock others as scientifically illiterate when you yourself did not know what the term meant 48 hours ago.

    Scientific illiteracy is young earth creationism or anti-vax hysteria.

    No one expects the general public to know anything about obscure and esoteric scientific terms and concepts.

    If someone does not know what a Higgs boson or lepton are, I am not going to hold it against them. It does not make them deficient in the slightest way.
    Forty eight hours ago lol.

    Where did you get that idea? Or do just like to make crap up?
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    Nobody cares what you say, dumbfuck. We use credible sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    61, you are not supposed to mock others as scientifically illiterate when you yourself did not know what the term meant 48 hours ago.

    Scientific illiteracy is young earth creationism or anti-vax hysteria.

    No one expects the general public to know anything about obscure and esoteric scientific terms and concepts.

    If someone does not know what a Higgs boson or lepton are, I am not going to hold it against them. It does not make them deficient in the slightest way.
    Moron thinks it sounds medical so it in his apparent domain. He actually thinks he has cred. LMAO.

    I might have given him some cred if he didn't play hide the pickle with his credentials like it's a state secret. As it is and given his opinions (say masks and vaccines and pandemic severity)
    he is not even in that industry and never was. My neighbor is an ENT resident from Duke. His kids like to visit my kid and use our pool so we get to talk. He doesn't understand these Trumfucking rubes even though he is conservative by pedigree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Omar View Post
    Gain-of-function research (GoF research or GoFR) is medical research that alters an organism or disease in a way that increases pathogenesis, transmissibility, or host range (the types of hosts that a microorganism can infect). This research is intended to reveal targets to better predict emerging infectious diseases and to develop vaccines and therapeutics.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gain...ction_research
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    Since there’s been so much talk about ‘only the experts know what GOF research is’ I thought posting the definition would be helpful. From left leaning Wiki no less.

    Rand Paul defined it more explicitly to Fauci in the recent hearing but all that’s necessary to understand GOF are the general principles involved: increasing transmissibility and/or virulence of a pathogen via genetic engineering.

    It can be used for benign purposes or it can be used to kill people. In the latter sense, the bug has been ‘weaponized’.

    Post provided strictly for educational purposes and as a public service.
    You're trying to reason with idiots who would rationalize the Nazis marching them into gas chambers.

    I just wonder how many functions government can gain before they'd say something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micawber View Post
    Glad you were able to google that term you didn't know of two months ago, redneck.
    Liar.

    Leaving the question of origin aside, wtf with funding gain of function research in a communist country with US tax dollars? I mean, what could possibly go wrong? Who’s idea was this? Fauci’s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Omar View Post
    Forty eight hours ago lol.

    Where did you get that idea? Or do just like to make crap up?
    Okay, show the posts from prior to two weeks ago where you ever wrote about gain of function - I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, pending a demonstration of evidence.

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