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DURC Categories of experiments

Categories of experiements - must meet one or more of these to trigger.

  • Enhances the harmful consequences of the agent or toxin;
  • Disrupts immunity or the effectiveness of an immunization against the agent or toxin without clinical and/or agricultural justification;
  • Confers to the agent or toxin resistance to clinically and/or agriculturally useful prophylactic or therapeutic interventions against that agent or toxin or facilitates their ability to evade detection methodologies;
  • Increases the stability, transmissibility, or the ability to disseminate the agent or toxin;
  • Alters the host range or tropism of the agent or toxin;
  • Enhances the susceptibility of a host population to the agent or toxin;
  • Generates or reconstitutes an eradicated or extinct listed agent or toxin.