Exclusive — Sen. Rand Paul: 'Hearing on Gain-of-Function Research' Will Examine Government Funding of 'Superviruses'

Exclusive — Sen. Rand Paul: ‘Hearing on Gain-of-Function Research’ Will Examine Government Funding of ‘Superviruses’


Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Wednesday’s edition of the Breitbart News Daily podcast with host Alex Marlow that the same day’s Senate hearing on the federal government’s funding of gain-of-function research on viruses would be the first of its kind since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Paul previewed a hearing held by a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday described by C-SPAN as an examination of “federal investment into the gain of function research of viruses and diseases.”

Gain-of-function research, Paul said, involves manipulation of viruses to change their virulence and lethality.

“This will be the first hearing on gain-of-function research,” Paul stated. “This is the research that was going on in the lab where they take a virus that has known mortality, like one of

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