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News Outlets Discuss Concerns Over Dual-Use Research Studies Using Viruses

The Atlantic: A Controversial Virus Study Reveals a Critical Flaw in How Science Is Done
“After researchers resurrected a long-dead pox, some critics argue that it’s too easy for scientists to make decisions of global consequence…” (Yong, 10/4).

New York Times: Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.
“Critics warn that a Defense Department-funded food security project that is still in the lab could set off a ‘biological arms race’…” (Baumgaertner, 10/4).

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