Should research on man-made viruses be published?
Federal officials have asked two scientific journals not to publish the details of how researchers in two labs created a highly contagious bird-flu virus, for fear that the research could potentially be used by terrorists. But scientists are concerned that important public health information is being withheld from responsible researchers.
- Michael Osterholm: Director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). He has been a national leader detailing the growing concern regarding the use of biological agents as catastrophic weapons targeting civilian populations.