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Multiple Cases of Illegal Molecular Research Reported to NIH

Judicial Watch Uncovers Multiple Cases of Illegal Molecular Research Reported to NIH

We received 2,369 pages of records from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealing more than two dozen cases where research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid (r/sNA) molecules was conducted in America without proper approval and in violation of NIH guidelines.

Americans deserve to know just how much illegal research is being conducted in their country without any government oversight whatsoever. These records appear to show that viruses that are potentially worse than COVID-19 are being illegally created in labs in our own country.

Recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid (r/sNA) molecules are constructed outside of living cells. The molecules are made by joining DNA or RNA segments (natural or synthetic) to DNA or RNA molecules that can replicate within a living cell. They may also result from replication of previously constructed recombinant molecules.

NIH guidelines detail safety practices and containment procedures for basic and clinical research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules – including the creation and use of organisms and viruses containing recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.