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THE ANTHRAX CASE

Science Review Casts Doubt on Some Evidence in FBI’s

Anthrax Investigation

by Tom Detzel
ProPublica

.A hazardous material expert enters the Hart Building on Nov. 7, 2001. The Hart Building was closed after an anthrax-laced letter was found in the office of then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D. (Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

The National Academy of Sciences is just out with a 190-page review of the forensic science behind the FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. The takeaway: Some of the evidence cited to identify Army microbiologist Bruce E. Ivins as the perpetrator isn’t as conclusive as the FBI has claimed. (mais…)

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AGAINST GERM ATTACKS

Anthrax War—the Malaysian Connection

A scientist works inside a high-security lab at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. (Transformer Films)

by Bob Coen and Eric Nadler, Special to ProPublica

Fears about bioterrorism have prompted new efforts by corporations and governments worldwide to build defenses against germ attacks. But some of these arrangements themselves raise security issues.

Consider the spirited global contest to corner the franchise on providing halal inoculations against anthrax and other deadly pathogens to the world’s 1.7 billion Muslims. (mais…)

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