Federation of American Scientists Case Studies in Dual Use Biological Research Module 2.0: Poliovirus Case Study
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What responsibility and accountability should be assumed on a day-to-day basis by graduate students and other individual researchers with respect to research activities that raise questions?
 
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Would it make sense to withhold (for example) the methods section of Dr. Wimmer’s publication or other sensitive research to stop the flow of “recipes” to malevolent applications?
 
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Should there be limits on publishing of information on potential biological agents or methods that can be used to make them? Who would decide?
 
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Does research like that of Dr. Wimmer pose a significant threat to the efforts to eradicate polio? What about the spread of other infectious diseases?
 

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