Federation of American Scientists Case Studies in Dual Use Biological Research Module 5.0: Antibiotic Resistance Case Study
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What types of reviews, consultations, and clearances should research with dual-use potential need to go through before it is undertaken?

Do you think that a review process could dissuade scientists from doing important research because it could be considered dual-use?

Do you think that it is realistic to rely on individual scientists to monitor their own research?

Does a scientific journal have a responsibility to withhold either an entire publication or parts of one that contains experiments with dual-use potential?


It is now possible to make pathogenic and highly infectious bacteria resistant to treatment. Is there a danger of this research being misused and do scientists have a responsibility to address this risk openly?


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