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?


Bruce Alberts, editor-in-chief of Science (journal)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Michael Specter, staff writer for The New Yorker

Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences