Lack of Foresight Tramples Free Speech in Government Funded Science

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/20/bird-flu-research-halted_n_1219399.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-nb%7Cdl4%7Csec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D129291

The U.S. government funded the work but last month urged the teams not to publicly reveal the exact formula so that would-be bioterrorists couldn’t copy it. Critics also worried a lab accident might allow the strains to escape. The researchers reluctantly agreed not to publish all the details as long as the government set up a system to provide them to legitimate scientists who really need to know. The National Institutes of Health is creating such a system.

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