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New Panel to Offer Guidance on Dual-Use Science

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Science  08 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5732, pp. 230
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5732.230b

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A newly formed U.S. committee has begun considering how to develop guidelines for "dual use" research in the life sciences that will strike a balance between limiting risks and preserving scientific freedom.