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August 20, 2008

Anthrax case not closed, says Nature

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 6:36 pm

Nature has a strong editorial out tonight (pdf here) on the FBI’s accusation that Bruce Ivins was behind the 2001 Anthrax attacks in the US. It asks “Was Bruce Ivins a scientist-gone-wrong who single-handedly orchestrated the 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States? Or was the 62-year-old anthrax-vaccine researcher at Fort Detrick, Maryland, an emotionally unstable innocent whose profile made him a convenient fall guy for the FBI?” and calls for a full enquiry.

Some excerpts below:

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