National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Office of News and Public Information
February 5, 2009

Running Time: 00:53:13
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The National Research Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) surveyed a sample of AAAS members in the life sciences to assess their views on "dual-use" research -- studies undertaken for beneficial purposes that could also have harmful applications such as bioterrorism. Survey results indicate that while most respondents do not perceive bioterrorism as an immediate threat, a small number have taken action to avert misuse of their research.



Speakers:
Ronald M. Atlas (chair), David R. Franz