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Anthropologists OK new ethics code

The American Anthropological Association approved a new ethics code this month that, in part, offers guidelines for researchers looking to advocate for subjects they study.

The new code grapples with recent debates over anthropological fieldwork in collaboration with the U.S. military in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq.

The new code, approved by 93 percent of voting members, includes guidelines such as “do no harm” and “be open and honest regarding your work.”

The American Anthropological Association is considered the world’s largest organization of anthropologists and those interested in anthropology.