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Student Charged With Possessing Anthrax

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Science  02 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5582, pp. 751-752
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5582.751a

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A University of Connecticut graduate student has become the first researcher charged under new antiterrorism laws with mishandling a potential bioterror agent. Federal prosecutors last week charged Tomas Foral, 26, with unlawfully possessing anthrax-tainted cow tissue.