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?
How should individual researchers be made aware of dual use issues and how should they inform the broader scientific or biosecurity community?
To what extent can, and should, the techniques of Dr. Edwards’ research be protected or suppressed from public access?
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?
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?