Attempt to formulate your 'moral' views on the practice of science. Imagine yourself stumbling upon a discovery, which has a great academic interest but is certain to have nothing but dangerous consequences for the human society. How, if at all, will you resolve your dilemma ?
Yes, any discovery good or bad must be made public. Something which appears dangerous today, may be put to use in some form later. So, a discovery, which reveals a truth of nature, should not be concealed