Kansas agriculture secretary blames KBA board for audit issues

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 @ 10:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman said on Thursday that the board of directors of the Kansas Bioscience Authority should share some of the blame for issues unveiled in an audit.
Read More »

Kawaoka says mutant H5N1 not lethal

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 @ 10:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of a controversial mutant H5N1 study, said that there are key differences between his study and another controversial study in the Netherlands.
Read More »

National Defense Authorization Act lowers biodefense program spending levels

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 @ 10:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Defense Authorization Act, recently signed into law by President Barack Obama, set lower spending levels and reflected delays in several biodefense programs.
Read More »

South African court rejects Basson's discharge application

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 @ 11:12am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A South African court rejected an application for a discharge on four charges of professional misconduct submitted by Dr. Walter Basson, a leader of the nation's apartheid-era biological weapons program.
Read More »

U.K. man jailed for ricin making documents

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 @ 10:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A man from Bolton, Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom has been jailed for keeping information on making deadly ricin and documents about how to make bombs on a computer memory stick.
Read More »

Tauscher to resign as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 @ 10:55am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ellen Tauscher will formally resign as the undersecretary of state for arms control and international security in February after a successful battle with esophageal cancer.
Read More »

Documents question Justice Dept.'s handinling of Amerithrax case

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 @ 11:34am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Documents in the files of a recently settled Florida lawsuit detail how severely the U.S. Justice Department contradicted its own conclusions in its investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Read More »

Anthrax hoax letter sent to Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 @ 11:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An explosives unit was recently dispatched to the downtown Phoenix offices of controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio after the discovery of a suspicious envelope containing a white powdery substance.
Read More »