Nobel Laureates Blast the NIH
77 Nobel Prize-winning scientists write that a grant to study bat coronaviruses should not have been canceled
Nobel laureates blast the National Institutes of Health’s decision to cancel a grant to study bat coronaviruses in China. Seventy-seven U.S. scientists who have won the Nobel Prize have asked Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Alex Azar, the secretary of Health and Human Services, to review an NIH decision to cancel the grant, Science reports.
In the letter, the scientists write: “We believe that this action sets a dangerous precedent by interfering in the conduct of science and jeopardizes public trust in the process of awarding federal funds for research… Now is precisely the time when we need to support this kind of research if we aim to control the pandemic and prevent subsequent ones.”
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