Federation of American Scientists Case Studies in Dual Use Biological Research Module 5.0: Antibiotic Resistance Case Study
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Should biological companies be required to screen their orders to ensure that they are going to reputable universities, institutes, or investigators?
 
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How can tools like RNAi be handled so that their potential for misuse is minimized, but are still widely available to legitimate researchers?

 
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What do you think of Dr. Hannon’s views on biosecurity and biosafety?
 
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Do you think that RNAi poses a serious biosecurity threat?

 
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Many scientists who work with RNAi do not consider it a dual-use technology. Do you think that this attitude should be changed and if so, how can it be changed?

 

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