New blog post: Returning to the recipe for avian superflu

The debate continues on whether to publish scientific research that details how avian flu, a highly deadly virus for both birds and humans, can be made transmissible between humans. In a previous post, it was mentioned that publishing this research in a redacted fashion and sharing it with a select group of researchers can be supported under the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC). To prevent certain aspects of the research becoming publicly available in the journal Science, the Dutch Secretary for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation has informed the researchers, who are based in the Netherlands, that they have to request an export permit. How is export control law related to the publication of this research?

Read the new post here.


Last changed: Mar 24 2012 at 3:47 PM