Federation of American Scientists Case Studies in Dual Use Biological Research Module 3.0: Aerosol Delivery Case Study
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Dr. Edwards experiments are not what most would consider dangerous. In retrospect, should he have been concerned about misuse of the technology he developed. What about now?
 
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How should individual researchers be made aware of dual use issues and how should they inform the broader scientific or biosecurity community?
 
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To what extent can, and should, the techniques of Dr. Edwards’ research be protected or suppressed from public access?
 
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Should scientists withhold information in publications that would enable their misuse? Should scientists be responsible for controlling information flow? What about journals or the government?
 
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Does it make sense to address dual use issues in this country if lack of a similar concern overseas leads to its neglect in international scientific research?
 

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