Should important scientific data be kept hidden for fear of bioterrorism? Recently, scientists made a controversial decision. In laboratories, the scientists created a strain of bird flu that is transmissible to humans. At first, scientists agreed to not publish their results. Many people were concerned that knowing how to create the virus would be information that could be used by terrorists. However, scientists have decided to publish at least part of their findings. They argue, and the World Health Organization agrees, that the information is needed for public health officials to prepare for possible outbreaks in the future. Should this data be released despite the risks of bioterrorism?
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