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In an era of medicine where the patient has the potential to access the vast array of scientific literature that is now on offer, it is important to convey ground-breaking research, not only in the form of reviews, perspectives and editorials, but also by presenting pure opinion and discussion. Ask The Experts is designed to allow experts in their respective fields of virology to voice their ideas on issues that have made headlines around the world, owing to their important and controversial nature. Avian influenza, biological weapons and HIV antivirals are just some of the most widely debated areas of biomedical science in the 21st century among both scientists and the public. Kenneth Alibek, Michael Katze, Mark Wainberg and Richard Webby give their views to Future Virology.