This article previously reported that Cepheid's technology is being used by government health and law-enforcement officials in New York, Nevada, and Florida to investigate reports of anthrax. While Cepheid acknowledges that its DNA-analysis instruments are being used by these agencies, the company cannot comment whether the products are being used in any specific anthrax case in those states.

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DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

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