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Open Access to Pathogen Genome Data

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Open Access to Pathogen Genome Data

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Open Access to Pathogen Genome Data

Open Access to Pathogen Genome Data

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In a post Sept. 11 world, should sensitive scientific information — such as the complete genome sequence of smallpox or anthrax — be available to the public? In this hour, we talk about scientific openness versus security. Can both goals be achieved?

Guests:

Stanley Falkow, Cahill Professor in Cancer Research. Professor, Microbiology and Immunology. Professor of medicine, Stanford University.

Gerald Epstein, adjunct professor, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University. Senior Fellow for Science and Security, Homeland Security Program. Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.