Publisher Council on Foreign Relations Press
Release Date July 2013
Gigi Gronvall examines the controversy surrounding the publication of two H5N1 flu–transmission studies as a case study to illuminate why dual-use research of concern is not just a problem for scientists. This paper clarifies the arguments that arose for and against publication, offers lessons learned regarding future dual-use research to scientists, research directors, publishers, and policymakers, and promotes a reasonable consideration of the risks and benefits of dual-use research.
To learn more about the broader implications of this H5N1 debate and dual-use research of concern, view a short video here.