Russian Federation public relations sent me a statement from Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, crowing about how U.S. may follow their license-first, see if it works later, coronavirus vaccine strategy.
Read on to see how they troll:
Please see below the quote by RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev:
“The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) notes the desire of the US and British authorities to follow the fast-track registration procedure for coronavirus vaccines ...applied in the Russian Federation.
"Our partners in the United States and the United Kingdom have recently aggressively criticized Russia for registering the world's first vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V.
Because my main reporting subject is the cutting edge of biotechnology and conception, I will listen to Trump speech at the March of Life rally, starting shortly live and at CSPAN, and thread any highlights relevant to R&D.
It has to do with rules by which one earns a priority date. Broad lost theirs after a challenge. The reason had to do with how Broad flip flopped early on on whether Luciano Marrafini of Rockefeller was an inventor or not.
One of the interesting questions about whether WHO should create "whistleblowing" mechanism "for the reporting of unregistered, unethical or illegal uses of human genome editing on individuals."
Curiously, the WHO questionnaire makes no mention of a role for journalists in governance. In their list of "institutions, organizations and people [that] can play important roles" they list science fiction writers, biohackers, but not reporters!
"Veritas in July said that it had sequenced 5,000 genomes, with a goal of sequencing more than 150,000 in 2021. The company has raised more than $50 million in venture funding, according to Crunchbase."
In 2017 we reported Veritas going to offer whole genome sequencing for Chinese kids, but planned offerings to that market -- predictions about baldness, musical talent -- were condemned by expert opinion here.