CSIRO Gain-of-Function research with Wuhan Institute of Virology
Jaay-H made this Freedom of Information request to Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Dear Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
A genetically modified organism's (GMO) genetic characteristics have been changed by laboratory methods to create a genetic sequences that would not otherwise be found in the genome.
Australian media claims CSIRO collaborated in Gain-of-Function research with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This institute is notably governed by the Communist Party of China.
CSIRO should have performed robust due diligence before approving public funds to GMO and/or Gain-of-Function research undertaken in collaboration with any laboratory governed by the Communist Party of China.
Acting under the auspices of the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act I hereby request a copy of the risk assessments, due diligence and bioethics assessment documents relied upon to grant CSIRO approval to collaborate in GMO and/or Gain-of-Function research with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
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