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Scientists Discuss Debate over Openness and Security

A group of scientists meets in Washington, D.C., to try to resolve the conflict between public information and national security. Medical researchers say open exchange of information is necessary, but U.S. officials say openness could help terrorists develop biological weapons. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.