Science Insider reports on the "long-awaited review of the scientific evidence relating to the investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks" now that FBI has agreed to let the National Academy of Sciences study the "scientific techniques used ... in solving the case." The article notes that FBI has been pushed to reveal this kind of information since Bruce Ivins, the researcher FBI said was guilty of the anthrax crimes, committed suicide last summer.

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