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Science  19 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5653, pp. 2056
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5653.2056

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Thomas Butler's research among Tanzanian plague victims could help officials decide which antibiotics to stockpile for use if bioterrorists were to use the bug against a U.S. city. But over the past year, the research has become mired in controversy.