Science and Engineering Ethics 21 (4):1065-1083 (2015)

Michael Selgelid
Monash University
Nicholas Evans
Australian National University
In this article, we raise ethical concerns about the potential misuse of open-source biology : biological research and development that progresses through an organisational model of radical openness, deskilling, and innovation. We compare this organisational structure to that of the open-source software model, and detail salient ethical implications of this model. We demonstrate that OSB, in virtue of its commitment to openness, may be resistant to governance attempts
Keywords Dual-use  Biotechnology  Open source  Bioterrorism  Biocrime  Openness  Deskilling
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-014-9591-3
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