News of the WeekBIODEFENSE RESEARCH

Accidental Anthrax Shipment Spurs Debate Over Safety

Science  18 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5678, pp. 1726-1727
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5678.1726a

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A mistake that may have exposed several lab workers in Oakland, California, to live anthrax is inflaming an already heated debate over the safety of the nation's rapidly burgeoning biodefense program.