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Should Bird Flu Research Be Kept From The Public?

Publication Date: 
December 23, 2011
KQED - Forum with Michael Krasny
Dave Iverson

Professor Hank Greely was a guest on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny for their show on the availability of bird flu research.

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


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