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Jelena Nedjic

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich


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To publish or not to publish?

Open access to scientific findings are the must. Or so do we think.
What happens in case of discoveries that have potential to be used as a bio-weapon? Should all information be available to anyone who is willing to pay the price? What are the consequences? How we- the community at large- not only TEDies- should react? The researchers from Netherlands and Wisconsin came up to potentially deadly bio-weapon, the air-born bird-flu virus...it has potential to kill millions...should information about its synthesis be available? Should we be angry at the government for trying to limit the accessibility to information or should we applaud it? Where is the point at which scientific freedom ends?


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  • Dec 29 2011: The question is: how could we stop researching those biodestrucitve weapons, once we had knowledgment about it?

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