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The initial five biowarfare agents are:
Bacillus anthracis, Anthrax
Variola major, Smallpox
Yersinia pestis, Plague
Francisella tularensis, Tularemia
Ebola virus sp, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
The initial five model organisms are:
The app was jointly developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).
The FBI is charged to protect and defend the United States. The FBI recognizes the importance of scientific progress and the development and peaceful dissemination of beneficial technology. It is mandated with protecting the scientific community by enforcing the laws preventing the use of biological agents as a weapon or the possession of biological materials without being reasonably justified by a prophylactic, protective, bona fide research, or other peaceful purpose. [U.S. Code Title 18 Section 175(a),(b)]
The FAS and its biosecurity program are devoted to the belief that scientists, engineers, and other technically trained people have the ethical obligation to ensure that the technological fruits of their intellect and labor are applied to the benefit of humankind.
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