BBC Radio 4: Ethics of creating a deadly virus

Julian Savulescu to appear on 'File on 4' to discuss ethics of creating a deadly virus and censorship of research data

Scientists have created a deadly and strain of H5N1 bird-flu virus that can be easily spread by airborne transmission.  On the programme, Savulescu will discuss regulation of sensitive research data - how it should be protected and whether such research should be permissible at all. 

Programme airs on BBC Radio 4 at 8pm on Tuesday 7 February. 

File on 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006th08

For further information read 'Independent' article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/killer-flu-doctors-us-censorship-is-a-danger-to-science-6290227.html

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