Scientists Worry Journals May Aid Terrorists

SomeOne writes \”Individual scientists submitting articles for publication in journals published by the American Society for Microbiology have asked permission to withhold information out of concern that \”significant data could be misappropriated or abused\”. In response, the president of the society has sought the advice of the National Academy of Sciences on whether scientific journals should withhold information that may aid bioterrorists or countries contemplating biological warfare. The full story is in the New York Times at: