A US Army facility may have inadvertently sent live anthrax spores to government and commercial labs in nine states, and to one US Air Force base abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello have won the 2006 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work in controlling the activity of genes. This is likey to be a welcome award. RNA interference has taken labs by storm and shows some promise in the clinic. More later from The Scientist's news team.
October 2, 2006|