Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pausing Bird Flu Studies

Breaking news, from Nature: the principle investigators of the recent avian flu transmission studies (along with a couple of dozen co-authors) have publicly vowed to “pause” their research for 60 days. What’a really interesting, though, are their reasons. They want … Continue reading

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Flu Research and the Pursuit of Deadly Knowledge

One of the most fundamental ethical questions facing the world of science and technology has to do with whether some knowledge is so dangerous that it simply ought not be sought. That, essentially, is the question posed by recent research … Continue reading

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