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Fri, Dec 23, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

Should Bird Flu Research Be Kept From the Public?


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The U.S. government asked two leading scientific journals not to publish details of new research into the deadly bird flu. They worry the information could serve as a blueprint to aid terrorists in creating a biological weapon. But is it ethical to suppress the science? And in today's internet age, is it even possible to keep the information from getting out?

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Bruce Alberts, editor-in-chief of Science (journal)
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences
  • Michael Specter, staff writer for The New Yorker

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