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Butler Cleared on Most Biosecurity Charges, Convicted of Fraud

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Science  05 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5651, pp. 1637
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5651.1637

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LUBBOCK, TEXAS-- This week microbiologist Thomas Butler was found guilty of 47 of 69 federal charges stemming from his report last January that 30 vials of plague bacteria had gone missing from his laboratory at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center here.