Ronald Bailey on Whether Censorship Can Stop Bioterrorism


In January, the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity recommended that the journals Nature and Science restrict publication of controversial new research relevant to the transmission of avian flu between humans. The fear: Would-be bioterrorists may be combing the pages of technical publications for tips on how to wreak havoc. Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey explains why open science is the best defense against a deadly bioterrorist attack.