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Ethical and Philosophical Consideration of the Dual-use Dilemma in the Biological Sciences
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The dual-use dilemma arises in the context of research in the biological and other sciences as a consequence of the fact that one and the same piece of scientific research sometimes has the potential to be used for bad as well as good purposes. Expand
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Ethical Criteria for Human Challenge Studies in Infectious Diseases.
Purposeful infection of healthy volunteers with a microbial pathogen seems at odds with acceptable ethical standards, but is an important contemporary research avenue used to study infectiousExpand
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A Tale of Two Studies: Ethics, Bioterrorism, and the Censorship of Science
  • M. Selgelid
  • Medicine
  • The Hastings Center report
  • 6 May 2007
Some scientific research should not be published. The risks to national security and public health override the social benefits of disseminating scientific results openly. Unfortunately, scientistsExpand
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Dual-Use Research Codes of Conduct: Lessons from the Life Sciences
This paper considers multiple meanings of the expression ‘dual use’ and examines lessons to be learned from the life sciences when considering ethical and policy issues associated with the dual-useExpand
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Deliberations of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization on the use of CYD-TDV dengue vaccine.
The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization advises WHO on global policies for vaccines. In April, 2016, SAGE issued recommendations on the use of the first licenced dengueExpand
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Ethics and drug resistance.
This paper reviews the dynamics behind, and ethical issues associated with, the phenomenon of drug resistance. Drug resistance is an important ethical issue partly because of the severe consequencesExpand
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A Moderate Pluralist Approach to Public Health Policy and Ethics
This article advocates the development of a moderate pluralist theory of political philosophy that recognizes that utility, liberty and equality are legitimate, independent social values and thatExpand
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Gain-of-Function Research: Ethical Analysis
  • M. Selgelid
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Sci. Eng. Ethics
  • 1 August 2016
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Gain-of-function (GOF) research involves experimentation that aims or is expected to (and/or, perhaps, actually does) increase the transmissibility and/or virulence of pathogens. Expand
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Infectious Diseases, Security and Ethics: The Case of HIV/AIDS
Securitization of infectious diseases may involve suspension of ordinary human rights and liberties. In the event of an epidemic, therefore, it is important to limit the occasions upon whichExpand
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