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Thomas Butler Loses Appeal, Vows to Fight On

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Science  04 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5749, pp. 758
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5749.758b

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Last week, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans unanimously upheld Texas physician and microbiologist Thomas Butler's conviction and 2-year prison sentence for illegally shipping bacteria to Tanzania and defrauding his former employer.