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Should research be subject to ethical responsibility?

I am writing an essay on the possession of knowledge and how it carries an ethical responsibility.

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    Nov 27 2012: I think knowledge should be free to everyone . Every individual has a choice what to do with the knowledge its his own will. However in a society one will be bound within rules about what is ethical and what is not.
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      Nov 27 2012: basically you are saying that knowledge is not the direct cause of behavior. knowledge might influence some people to do some things, but they can not ever blame knowledge for it, and the way to change their actions is not through denying knowledge. i agree to that notion.

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