Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard University, told the journal Nature that such experiments "have done almost nothing to improve our preparedness for pandemics - yet they risked creating an accidental pandemic". There he emphasised the role of CERN as a transnational model for research which not only achieved great results in science but is also a powerful vehicle for progress in other fields. One of the concerns with "gain-of-function" research is that while the work may produce useful insights, laboratory-enhanced pathogens could be used for biowarfare or bioterrorism if they fell into the wrong hands. You and future generations of European hydrologists will be the beneficiaries. I personally feel that your Agency, uniquely among the United Nations family, is in a position to make a major contribution to the solution of those problems.
This requires, inter alia, a sympathetic managing editor to assist non-native English speakers in Europe and beyond to communicate their research findings with good clarity.
He will be supported by a panel of Scientific Editors and by an Editorial Board, who will advise him. We are indebted to Dr McCulloch and his editorial office team for their dedicated efforts in bringing this first issue to fruition.
We also thank the authors, who have entrusted their papers to HESS, the reviewers who have responded so promptly and Trading System Missile League Richter, the Secretary-General of EGS, for his continual support and enthusiasm for this venture. By rallying around HESS and giving it the priority which will ensure that high quality is achieved from the outset, we can, as a community, eventually match the achievements of WRR.
You and future generations of European hydrologists will be the beneficiaries.
There he emphasised the role of CERN as a transnational model for research which not only achieved great results in science but is also a powerful vehicle for progress in other fields.
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