Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Council Policy Committee (CPC) of the American
Society for Microbiology affirms the long-standing
position of the Society that microbiologists will work for
the proper and beneficent application of science and will
call to the attention of the public or the appropriate
authorities misuses of microbiology or of information
derived from microbiology. ASM members are obligated
to discourage any use of microbiology contrary to the
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welfare of humankind, including the use of microbes as
biological weapons. Bioterrorism violates the fundamental
principles expressed in the Code of Ethics of the
Society and is abhorrent to ASM and its members.
ASM recognizes that there are valid concerns regarding

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