This conference explored whether and how restrictions on scientific research should be imposed. Specific issues addressed included:
Interdisciplinary panels of experts addressed these issues with the goal of providing some creative models and useful guidance on whether and how scientific research should be regulated.
Day 1 of the conference provided an overview of the issues and discussed the legal and policy context and the limitations of the "right" to conduct scientific research.
Day 2 focused on three case studies that specifically address current or emerging controversies about whether certain types of science should be restricted: