How to Balance the Risk and Benefit of Dual Use Research of Concern

Ngoc B. Huynh


Dual use research on H5N1 Influenza is a big debate topic as technologies in research improve. Once DURC research is published, these studies could be misused by bioterrorist and considered a potential risk for public health with individual ill intent. There are many risks and benefits of performing and publishing of H5N1 studies in the United States. Some restriction in DURC are needed to take place to make sure the benefits outweigh the risks, so research could be performed to ensure the global health.

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