Unrestricted Public Access to Pathogen Genome Data Should Continue, says U.S. National Academies of Science (link)

September 13, 2004

Washington, September 9, 2004

Current policies that allow scientists and the public unrestricted access to genome data on microbial pathogens should not be changed, says a new report from the National Academies' Board on Life Sciences. Security against bioterrorism is better served by policies that facilitate, not limit, the free flow of this information.

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The National Academies: Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering and Medicine
Item source: http://www.nationalacademies.org/topnews /#tn0909b

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