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FBI fails to re-create anthrax production

Two years after the nation’s deadly anthrax attacks, the FBI still has not been able to re-create the process the killer used to produce the substance sent through the U.S. mail, a top FBI official said Monday. But Michael Mason, the new assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, said testing has helped investigators “narrow” some aspects of the investigation and convinced them that the culprit has special expertise. “We would not have that if reverse engineering had completely failed to provide us with any information or valuable leads,” Mason said. The FBI had hoped that by now, “reverse engineering,” working backward from the end result to determine how something was made, would have re-created the process used to produce the anthrax. In doing so, agents had hoped for clues to identify the killer. Full Story

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