Complexity Digest 2004.52 - 19.02
Heightened Security or Neocolonial Science?, Science
Excerpts: The stepped-up regulations are the latest example of the clash between scientists' cherished ways of doing business and the urgent need to reduce the potential for bioterrorism, and some researchers say the rules make sense. (...)
But others fear that the tightened security could stifle cooperation. (...) "By inhibiting research on the ecology and epidemiology of potential biological weapons in their natural settings overseas, we will be less prepared to respond optimally to the introduction of these agents by a terrorist."
- Source: Heightened Security or Neocolonial Science?
[ http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/306/5705/2177 ], Richard Stone, Science : 2177-2178, 04/12/24