For decades, scientists have been conducting research that enhances potential pandemic pathogens. This research–originally called “gain-of-function research of concern,” and more recently called “enhanced potential pandemic pathogens research”–creates new, more dangerous pathogens that can cause pandemics if they escape from a lab.

To combat this threat, we have established Biosafety Now, a non-governmental organization that will advocate for reducing numbers of high-level biocontainment laboratories and for strengthening biosafety, biosecurity, and biorisk management for research on dangerous pathogens.



“There is a lot of lip service to biosecurity, but inadequate regulation and risk analysis of current research”

Raina MacIntyerBiosafety Now Leadership Team Member

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This website summarizes information about the origin of the CoV-SARS-2 virus that has caused the Covid-19 pandemic. It does not present original research, rather it provides a succinct summary and links to the work of others.



This page aims at providing an overview on the history of Gain of Function Research of Concern (GOFROC), biosafety accidents and the scientific evidence indicates that both SARS2 and the Omicron variant have a synthetic origin.


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