Category Archives: Anthrax

Mistakes Were Made: Another Anthrax Release

Another day, another potentially deadly mishandling of anthrax: On Wednesday, Pentagon officials told reporters that Dugway Proving Ground in Utah had inadvertently shipped live anthrax to commercial labs in nine states – California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, … Continue reading

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More Incompetency in the Ivins Case

This probably means there is a murderous terrorist running loose out there
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Ivins’ Colleague Maintains Ivins Didn’t Commit Anthrax Attacks

The Justice Department had to rely on human profiles, and so they settled on Ivins, without really comprehending if he could have done this.
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FBI to Published Anthrax Evidence

Releasing the scientific evidence would be a very good thing. Hopefully, it will happen very quickly–and be in an open access journal.
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Anthrax and the Myth of the Mad Scientist

To the extent that the evil scientist myth is actually reinforced by the anthrax incident, it is that we have met the enemy and it is not the other, but us.
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Finally, the Scientific Issues with the Anthrax Investigation Are Entering the Discussion

Finally, the scientific issues surrounding the anthrax investigation are entering the mainstream (kinda, sorta, at least).
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Posted in Anthrax, Genetics, Genomics, Microbiology | 6 Comments

OK, Now I’m Convinced There Isn’t an Anthrax Mixture

The inversion is not enough evidence to conclude that two anthrax strains were used.
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Posted in Anthrax, Genetics, Genomics, Microbiology, Plasmids, Terrorism | 6 Comments