|A bioterrorism attack is the intentional release of microbes such as viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in human beings, animals, or plants. These agents are found in nature, and also they can be altered to cause disease, make them resistant to current medicines, or to increase their ability to be spread into the environment.
Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.