"In the end, it is likely that whether biology becomes an offensive military technology in the coming decades will depend to a significant degree on whether scientists become actively involved in legal discussions, and on the advice they give to policy makers. It is to be hoped that scientists will join the arms control, diplomatic, and humanitarian law communities to explore mechanisms to protect humanity from the fearsome potential of abuse of the technologies they are developing, while preserving the beneficial applications."
Mark Wheelis and Malcolm Dando
Neurobiology: A case study of the imminent militarization of biology
International REVIEW of the Red Cross, September 2005.