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The guards themselves

Gregory A Petsko

Author Affiliations

Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

Genome Biology 2002, 3:comment1015-comment1015.2  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-11-comment1015

Published: 25 October 2002

If we agree that, in the present climate of fear of bioterrorism, some restrictions on the conduct and/or publication of certain types of biological research are likely, it is to our advantage to preempt government action by devising for ourselves restrictions that we can live with, then the inevitable question becomes: how should these restrictions be administered?