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FBI Discusses Microbial Forensics--but Key Questions Remain Unanswered

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Science  22 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5892, pp. 1026-1027
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5892.1026

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Facing growing public skepticism, impatient politicians, and a blogosphere rife with conspiracy theories, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday sought to bolster its case that Army scientist Bruce Ivins was the perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks by extensively discussing the scientific evidence.