News of the WeekBIOTERRORISM

A Call for Restraint on Biological Data

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  02 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5582, pp. 749-751
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5582.749

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Via your Institution

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Summary

Two events last week are prompting a public debate about whether unclassified research that might conceivably help bioterrorists should be openly published. A congressional resolution called on journals, scientists, and funding agencies to take more care about releasing such information, and, separately, the American Society for Microbiology sent a letter to the National Academy of Sciences 22 July requesting a meeting of biomedical publishers to discuss whether and how to publish research results that might be co-opted by terrorists.

Related Content