Bioterror Fears May Censor Published Research; Will Bioinformatics Data Resources Be Next? | GenomeWeb

With the threat of bioterrorism on the rise since the Sept. 11 attacks in the US and the ensuing anthrax scare, the biological research community has been faced with some serious questions regarding the release of potentially dangerous information. These concerns were formally addressed two weeks ago at the annual meeting of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science in Denver, where 32 journal authors and scientists released a collective statement urging caution when security concerns outweigh the scientific benefits of publication.

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