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Proposed Biosecurity Review Plan Endorses Self-Regulation

Science  27 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5824, pp. 529
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5824.529a

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A proposed plan for U.S. government oversight of experiments that could potentially be used by bioterrorists to cause harm would let scientists themselves decide whether their project raises concerns, which would then trigger a higher-level review--a process some critics think is woefully inadequate. (Read more.)

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