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After Covid-19 Data Is Deleted, NIH Reviews How Its Gene Archive Is Handled: Removal of coronavirus gene sequences that might hold clues to the pandemic’s origin sparked concern among scientists and U.S. senators
Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/13/2021 | Amy Dockser Marcus and Drew Hinshaw

Posted on 09/16/2021 1:05:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The National Institutes of Health said it was reviewing the removal of genetic data about the Covid-19 virus from an agency-run archive after a scientist raised concerns about the episode earlier this summer.

The data—a series of gene sequences from coronavirus samples obtained from Covid-19 patients in Wuhan in January and February 2020—could hold clues about the origin of the pandemic. The sequences were deleted from the Sequence Read Archive (SRA) last year at the request of one of the Wuhan University researchers who had originally provided them—a move that three Republican U.S. senators questioned in June in a sternly worded letter to NIH Director Francis Collins.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 202106; archives; are; bcw; bioweapon; coronavirus; corruption; coverup; deletion; erasure; genesequence; nih; oops; sternlyworded; wmds; wuhan; wuhanlab
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1 posted on 09/16/2021 1:05:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This article is behind a paywall, but here is a summary:

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/data-analytics/nih-reviewing-removal-of-early-covid-19-genetic-sequences-from-database.html

The National Institutes of Health is examining the removal of COVID-19 virus genetic data from its archive after a scientist in June raised concerns about the withdrawal, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 13.

Five things to know:

1. The Journal reported June 23 that NIH erased gene sequences of early COVID-19 cases from its scientific database in June 2020 at the request of a Chinese researcher who submitted the information.

2. Without the data, U.S. scientists studying the origin of the pandemic may now lack access to key pieces of information, some virologists said.

3. The Chinese researchers requested the data be deleted in June 2020 from NIH’s Sequence Read Archive because they had updated the information and planned to post it in another unspecified database, according to the publication.

4. Three Republican senators in June pushed for a review into deleted data. In a Sept. 8 reply to the senators, NIH Director Francis Collins said a review was underway to determine “whether appropriate steps were taken to assess this withdrawal request.”

5. NIH told the Journal that the review has been completed and that NIH leaders are reviewing the findings to decide whether policy changes are needed, according to the report.


2 posted on 09/16/2021 1:06:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Jane Long

Ping.


3 posted on 09/16/2021 1:07:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind

C O R R U P T I O N . A T . E V E R Y . L E V E L

Eight months and counting.


4 posted on 09/16/2021 1:07:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Biden = Green Light to > China, N. K., Russia, M/E Terrorists, FBI, CDC, MSM, & the Left...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Whoops, this happened under Trump.

China ordered it.


5 posted on 09/16/2021 1:10:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Biden = Green Light to > China, N. K., Russia, M/E Terrorists, FBI, CDC, MSM, & the Left...)
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To: SeekAndFind

They didn’t make a back up before they deleted the data?
Their IT Department doesn’t sound very professional to me.


6 posted on 09/16/2021 1:11:53 PM PDT by Little Ray (Civilization runs on a narrow margin. What sustains it is not magic, but hard work. )
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To: SeekAndFind

Whatever Xi wants, Xi gets.


7 posted on 09/16/2021 1:15:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy." ― Mao Zedong)
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To: ransomnote; Cathi; SecAmndmt; metmom; Pollard; HypatiaTaught; bagster; grey_whiskers; ...

If you can’t dispute it, delete it! ping.

Ask Hillary...she knows!


8 posted on 09/16/2021 1:16:42 PM PDT by Jane Long (America, Bless God....blessed be the Nation.)
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To: SeekAndFind

bkmk


9 posted on 09/16/2021 1:17:16 PM PDT by sauropod (Bidet was no prize before he put the “d” in “dementia.” - Schlichter)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is non-paywall archive

https://archive.is/XL7cO


10 posted on 09/16/2021 1:22:50 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: DoughtyOne

Boy they not even trying to make the lies believable

The Chinese Researchers asked for it so they did it?

why would this information need to be deleted? If was going to be updated to a different database, you keep a copy until you don’t need it. You do not delete it 1st.

This support the theory that this was a US Government funded gain of function experiment that got out of control. The only reasonable explanation is the project left a digital foot print that needed to be covered up.


11 posted on 09/16/2021 1:32:23 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: DoughtyOne

It’s going to a a very long 3yrs 4mos...


12 posted on 09/16/2021 1:32:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Or E., All the above...

Can you imagine being the supervisor this took place under,
unless he signed off on it.


13 posted on 09/16/2021 1:35:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Biden = Green Light to > China, N. K., Russia, M/E Terrorists, FBI, CDC, MSM, & the Left...)
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To: carriage_hill

And I thought it was like Hell watching Carter, Clinton, and
Obama plod through.


14 posted on 09/16/2021 1:35:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Biden = Green Light to > China, N. K., Russia, M/E Terrorists, FBI, CDC, MSM, & the Left...)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...in a sternly worded letter.”

Had to look - nope. Not the Babylon Bee.


15 posted on 09/16/2021 1:37:43 PM PDT by 21twelve (Ever Vigilant. Never Fearful.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It was an accident. We inadvertently deleted 2 decades of research on SARS-CoV-2. Darn!


16 posted on 09/16/2021 1:40:45 PM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: SeekAndFind

Removing them is orders from China.


17 posted on 09/16/2021 1:41:56 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Jane Long

“Wipe it? You mean, with a cloth?”

Madam Hillary really ticks me off.


18 posted on 09/16/2021 2:00:45 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Donald J. Trump is my president, not the Commander-in-Thief, brain-dead Joseph Stolen)
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To: DoughtyOne

The worst is yet ahead.


19 posted on 09/16/2021 2:19:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every single thing about the Wuhan Virus is either secret, or a lie. EVERYTHING! As part of that “bargain,” hundreds of thousands have died snd the economy has suffered a series of severe setbacks - which themselves have forced tens to hundreds of thousands of businesses into bankruptcy.

In a country with more guts, many people would have been put up against a wall and shot.


20 posted on 09/16/2021 2:41:18 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt, “The Weapon Shops of Isher”)
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