Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 293–301

Responsible Conduct by Life Scientists in an Age of Terrorism

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11948-009-9124-7

Cite this article as:
Atlas, R.M. Sci Eng Ethics (2009) 15: 293. doi:10.1007/s11948-009-9124-7


The potential for dual use of research in the life sciences to be misused for harm raises a range of problems for the scientific community and policy makers. Various legal and ethical strategies are being implemented to reduce the threat of the misuse of research and knowledge in the life sciences by establishing a culture of responsible conduct.


Dual use Biological weapons convention Life sciences Code of conduct 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Health Hazards PreparednessUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA