Public health. Building microbial forensics as a response to bioterrorism.

@article{Budowle2003PublicHB,
  title={Public health. Building microbial forensics as a response to bioterrorism.},
  author={Bruce Budowle and Steven E. Schutzer and Anja Einseln and Lynda C Kelley and Anne C. Walsh and Jenifer A. L. Smith and Babetta L. Marrone and James Robertson and Joseph Campos},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={301 5641},
  pages={1852-3}
}
Combating bioterrorism is a challenge to all of us. To be proactive, the U.S. Government has formalized the discipline of "microbial forensics" to deter and attribute perpetrators of such acts. This Policy Forum describes the foundations of the microbial forensics program: the creation of a national bioforensics laboratory, a partnership laboratory network, and a peer-consensus scientific working group and the promulgation of quality assurance guidelines.