About the Cambridge Working Group

Statement from Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, Organizer:

The Cambridge Working Group formed on July 14, 2014 in Cambridge MA. This group of concerned scientists and experts in legal, ethical and other dimensions of Potential Pandemic Pathogen research has formed to coordinate efforts to enhance public understanding of the biosafety risks of such research, appropriate scrutiny and evaluation of its purported scientific and public health benefits, and appropriate regulation of such experiments that emphasizes the use of safer approaches to meet the same public health and scientific goals. Consensus statements express agreed views of the Working Group, while members are of course free to express their own views as individuals.