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Article removed after US complains it could help terrorists

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1406
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A paper written for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has been pulled from publication after US government officials described it as a “road map for terrorists” wanting to contaminate the United States' milk supply with biological agents.

    The paper, authored by Lawrence Wein, a professor and bioterrorism expert at Stanford University, pointed out security weaknesses in the milk distribution network. He recommended that the Food and Drug Administration tighten its guidelines …

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